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From: Tony Juricic (tonygeek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-02 11:07:30

"Victor A. Wagner Jr." wrote:

> I've heard rumors that even MS had finally recognized that the registry
> a bad idea. So, whatcha gonna do when it disappears?

I doubt that they will get rid of it entirely, for application compatibility
reasons. But, in theory, in such case I would use *.ini files, eventually in
XML format.

Environment easily gets too large, too messy and unmanageable (especially
when you add also Java and/or Python) and I can not understand why would
each tool or app pollute global environment. If you think a bit about it,
there is no huge difference between the environment and the registry except
that latter has a tree structure (as opposed to flat key-value environment)
and does not get passed to each app as a block of memory.


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