The case of the inconsistent right shift results…

One of our testers just filed a bug against something I’m working on.  They reported that if they compiled code which calculated: 1130149156 >> –05701653 it generated different results on 32bit and 64bit operating systems.  On 32bit machines it reported 0 but on 64bit machines, it reported 0x21a. I realized that I could produce a…

17

Why does Windows still place so much importance on filenames?

Earlier today, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes posted a rant (his word, not mine) about the fact that Windows still relies on text filenames. The title says it all really. Why is it that Windows still place so much importance on filenames. Take the following example – sorting out digital snaps. These are usually automatically given daft filenames…

35