Monthly Archives: July 2007

Functions that have the same function prototype

These functions all have the function prototype of  LRESULT __stdcall (HWND, UINT, WPARAM, LPARAM): SendMessage WindowProc DefWindowProc These functions all have the function prototype of  BOOL __stdcall (HWND, UINT, WPARAM, LPARAM): PostMessage SendNotifyMessage

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An example of how turning exceptions into error codes can cause bugs

Here is a good example of how turning exceptions into error codes can cause bugs: http://developer.apple.com/technotes/me/me_14.html (Scroll to "Bus Error Handlers")

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Mac Plus vs AMD Dual-core

http://hubpages.com/hub/_86_Mac_Plus_Vs_07_AMD_DualCore_You_Wont_Believe_Who_Wins Add an 286-based PC running WordPerfect and a modern Mac running Mac OS X to the comparison and you will see how Apple and Microsoft’s directions compares in terms of "bloat". BTW, have anyone debugged why some open source … Continue reading

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Mac Word 6 “bloat”…

Look at this speed comparison of WinWord and MacWord:   http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.sys.mac.apps/tree/browse_frm/thread/e2d3adfc265045d1/79d44547867e23d2?rnum=1&hl=en&q=word+6+softwindows&_done=%2Fgroup%2Fcomp.sys.mac.apps%2Fbrowse_frm%2Fthread%2Fe2d3adfc265045d1%2F75bebb1180d62e0f%3Flnk%3Dst%26q%3Dword%2B6%2Bsoftwindows%26rnum%3D1%26hl%3Den%26#doc_79d44547867e23d2   Also see other post in thread for more info.

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Separating pro admins from people with admin accounts (Update)

Anyway, my point was that a solution to the "The admin is an idiot" problem was to separate pro admins from people with admin accounts. I don’t think that can be really done, however. From "Is there a difference between … Continue reading

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Separating pro admins from people with admin accounts

Remember the "The admin is an idiot" entry from Raymond’s blog?Maybe there is the need to separate real admins (those who actually have an admin job) from people with admin accounts. The latter is not an idiot, the former often … Continue reading

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