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From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-01 17:59:45

I've heard rumors that even MS had finally recognized that the registry was
a bad idea. So, whatcha gonna do when it disappears?
At Friday 2004-10-01 12:16, you wrote:

>"Victor A. Wagner Jr." wrote:
> > John, I think looking in the registry is a BAD idea... the Environment
> > variables are readily visible to users, the registry is NOT
>Heh.. some contrarian approach. In general Windoze Registry s**** big time.
>However, environment variables are really for people from a few centuries
>ago, the folks that works on a single program until they get retired with
>honors and magazine articles written in their honir :)
>Work on more than 3 open-source cross-platform programs at one time and then
>you'll realize how lame is this whole environment variables idea. You want
>me to pump up my environment as each and every program that I work with
>keeps adding its requirements on the environment? I don't think even Dennis
>Ritchie would support it nowadays.
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Victor A. Wagner Jr.
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               "There oughta be a law"

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