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Your "we screwed up a lot last time with managed extensions for c++" is not comparable to CSS support in IE, as there was no standard for managed extensions in c++ when VS.NET 2002 came out.mwirth wrote:well.. i need to express my thoughts on this one.
i don't mean to be rude and i certainly do not want to criticize or even offend any person working on the project. but to me celebrating the (partial) css compliance of the browser is like anouncing that the new product won't be as problematic as much as the last version. now again, i 'm certainly not saying that i think IE 7 is not an important and much improved release that's going to be one of the main browsers out there. but the "hype" around getting it right is something i don't like. i always feel that 's like being happy about stuff that should work correct in the first place. that's something a user takes for granted. it's not a feature, it's the basic foundation on which stuff may be built. i wouldn't brag with saying i got something right "this time".
i know that in a company the release schedule and time/money/personell constraints are in conflict with getting stuff right the first time. that's the way it works in reality. it's just that in theory this doesn't justify incomplete implementations or implementations that are known to be suboptimal. "we'll get there". yes, but in what version, one might ask rethorically.
somehow the c++ team is a bit on the same path (or at least has been). Yes we screwed up a lot last time with managed extensions for c++. but look at the product now! well... it should have been that way in the first place. yes, failures happen (to put it politely). it's way better than never getting it right. just don't celebrate it like a break through.
again, no offence to any of the people involved with the products mentioned above. i do use IE on a regular basis (and vc++ a lot), so i'm not all about microsoft bashing at all. i was just expressing my views on new features that are to me - in a way - essentially a bug fix. even if the bug is so gigantic that people got very accustomed to it and some even liked it.
Maybe those interfaces are strictly for internal use. I did a lot of COM library programming in the 90's and we used plenty of private interfaces, even on objects that were publicly available to client code via public interfaces. Sure, if a client happened to pass one of our private GUIDs to a QueryInterface call on one of our objects, then the client would receive a pointer to the object's corresponding private interface, but that doesn't mean that we meant for the client to be able to use that interface as if it were one of our public interfaces.sparky wrote:Function signatures and/or interface definitions would have been immensely helpful. Looking over my notes on shell extensions, I see that some of the interfaces that were undocumented at the time (around 2001) are now documented. But the interface "abcb3a00-1b2b-11cf-a49f-444553540000" still isn't documented at all. It has something to do with IShellFolder and/or IPersistFolder.
PatriotB wrote: With the DOJ settlement, a number of new shell interfaces and functions were "documented." But this documentation is essentially useless: it basically amounts to function signatures, and leaves any idea of how to use it up to the developers' imaginations.
The DirectShow stuff I've done recently uncovered an interface "94bc0598-c3d2-11d3-bedf-00c04f612986" that is only mentioned on the web in a post where someone else ran into it previously. There is no documentation of any kind.
You've taken no classes that used essay exams???Manip wrote:
I would expect to see grades go down...
I really would like to hear the advantages over paper and pen? ...
One big plus is spell check on the ink you write, that was a killer feature that helped me when I took tests with my tablet and made my essays more readable for my profs...which I'd argue made their lives easier and helped me get better grades.
It might have been a long time since you were at University but today they don't accept hand written essays at all and you aren't expected to write them in class either.
Some exams are computerised, some aren't... But either way that isn't graded as long as they can understand what your trying to say.