|Brian Stempin on 10 Jan 2008 10:24:07 -0800|
I have run against the same problems that you have with the Windows registry. I totally and humbly agree.
At the same time, I must also point out two other things:
(1) I don't think it's 100% fair to blame the said flaw on the registry. If I wanted to Write a C or C++ program poorly (you know, storing all data in char s), there's nothing stopping me. I don't see anyone blaming the compiler for this type of incompetence....they blame the programmer. Why would this not apply to the specific fault that you pointed out? While there are a lot of things in the registry that can stand improvement, my opinion is that most of the commonly discovered flaws are of the "PEBKAC" nature. :p
(2) The overall message that I was trying to get across was that, though it is commonly misused, at lease Windows and OSX provide *some sort* of framework for doing the things that Matthew is describing. I never said that they were great tools...I simply stated their presence made automation and uniformity an easier goal to achieve.
On Jan 10, 2008 1:09 PM, Dan Widyono <email@example.com> wrote:
Could you please explain how the Windows registry enforces standard syntax?
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