Looks fishy to me as well (a false positive on malware detection?).
Related question, though, what do others use for codecs? Don't mind paying a little, if the price is reasonable.
On XP? ffdshow
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1. Virtual calls will always have the overhead of at least one indirection (the optimizer can, in some circumstances, eliminate this, but in those cases you're not doing anything polymorphic).
2. The overhead of the v-call has always been just a single indirection, which has never been that expensive.
3. When you need a virtual call (polymorphic behavior), there's no other concept you could hand craft that would perform any better.
4. Premature optimization is the root of all evil (or something like that).
If you don't need polymorphic behavior, don't use it. If you need it, worrying about the overhead of a v-call is pointless.
My main gripe with it:
Whenever I do a search (Google, MSN, etc), I quickly scan through the results and middle-click on any result link that looks interesting. This opens a new tab for each one I click on, without changing focus to the new tabs. This way I pick all the relevant-looking links while still in the same frame of mind and know I will eventually get to them, and not be distracted by any one link and then forget about checking the remaining interesting links.
Gripe? I can't find any way to open the results from Tafiti in a new tab. It insists that you left-click on the results and therefore force a completely new browser window to pop up - how annoying!
This is part of my gripe with SilverLight - it seems they succumbed to the lowest common denominator and only give you "a mouse button" as opposed to left/right/middle/ buttons (and scroll wheel). This is 2007 - we have moved well past 1 button mice a long time ago.
I hope this is just developers creating SilverLight apps that don't implement support for additional mouse button functionality rather than SilverLight only supporting one button from the start.
TheWiseGuy wrote:dude, you need to cut down on your sugar.
no one called you a paid basher (or as you call it "shill", didnt know there was actually such a word). Your own statements concluded that you were a paid "shill".
I am not with ibm neither with any other company.
A long time ago I came to the conclusion that being an independent consultant is the easiest way to make money rather than working with the likes of IBM, Oracle, or MS. I have not had a boss except myself for the past 30 years. I suggest you try being an independent consultant also.
My observation has been that paid bashers, or paid pumpers are becoming more and more of a norm with the big players in this business (IBM, Oracle, MS, SAP, etc. all play the same).
If you are not a paid basher (or pumper) then why get upset! LOL
Like I said cut down in the sugar and you will feel much much better.
Cyonix wrote:You guys have to try the Tree View in full screen mode, very beautiful... not sure how useful it is
There were 983 page views. No gaurantee they were unique. Much less gaurantee any of those folks went further and actually read the article. After all, only 11 people so far have voted up or down on the article.
In the mean time, I commented there and started this thread because I find it, ahem, interesting that IBM is "stealing" the name here. I resent your implications that I did so because I'm a "paid shill". Paid by whom, huh? I've already told you I have no ties to Microsoft or Oracle (what Oracle would care about this subject is beyond me). I'm also not posting anonymously here. I've got enough information about myself plastered all over the place for you to figure out pretty much anything you'd care to know about me. Shilling for any company isn't something I do. So take your accusations elsewhere.
How is Microsoft taking a hammering? I don't see any swings back towards the Java world. There's a slight swing back towards the JVM for other languages on top of it, such as Groovy and JRuby. But that's not a trend likely to see a huge amount of traction
in the corporate world. Java purists are unhappy with where the language is going. The Java answer to Silverlight (sorry, the name is escaping me right now) is not finding any traction.
On the flip side, .NET is going strong. WCF is going strong. Silverlight is garnering positive buzz. WPF has people interested, but skeptical. LINQ is revolutionary (and JLINQ doesn't get that). There's very interesting new technologies being previewed for .NET, such as Acropolis.
Sorry, I just don't see what you see.