2013 Q1 link clearance: Microsoft blogger edition


It's that time again: Linking to other Microsoft bloggers.

Comments (12)
  1. Joshua says:

    _spawnl and friends are obviously broken in Windows. Here we have a nasty case. The function exists for portability from Unix;

    however the existing Windows implementation is dangerously broken, but probably won't be fixed for backwards compatability reasons.

    The first comment to the blog says you need to quote them yourself. NO. NO. NO. That's the point of _spawnl: it knows how to

    pass the arguments so they are unchanged coming back into main(). This guy now has a working library function. A viable solution is to publish a small library containing his _spawnl. Anybody wanting a working one can include that library on their link list. (Explicit libraries always override the implicit msvcrt*).

  2. Maxime Labelle says:

    Steve Yegge's post was written in 2007. So… what is the real identity of NBL ? I'm not reallty knowledgeable in programming langages but I would be interested to know…

    Cheers.

  3. Yuhong Bao says:

    "Nadyne's third fallacy is something I see when other companies who are interested in employee blogging ask"

    Yea, I don't think this kind of PR control over employees are a good idea in this day and age.

  4. Nobody says:

    _spawnl and friends are obviously broken in Windows. Here we have a nasty case. The function exists for portability from Unix;

    Actually these are CRT functions.  The CRT on Windows has a version number in its DLL name, new versons ship with Visual Studio, and they occasionally do intentionally break stuff from version to version.

  5. Nobody says:

    Oops, I quoted the wrong part in my reply.  I meant to quote this:

    however the existing Windows implementation is dangerously broken, but probably won't be fixed for backwards compatability reasons.

  6. Neil says:

    That pack of cards would be useless for a timed game.

    After all, how do you expect the back of the stock to animate? ;-)

  7. That lesson in dynamic range made no sense. Do DACs not come with volume knobs on your side of the pond?

  8. @plurkmonkey says:

    You must be careful not to try to apply math to rants….

  9. Jon says:

    @plurkmonkey

    The point is that each step of resolution on the DAC in that example is already as small as it makes sense to be. You could turn down the gain, but it wouldn't gain you any better sound quality because you wouldn't be able to perceive the difference.

  10. Yuri says:

    It was interesting to learn about the MVP acronym origins. Also a nice touch to introduce other MSDN blogs, thanks.

  11. voo says:

    I'd love to hear Raymond's TechEd 2010 talk, but can't seem to find it. The TechEd site on msdn (channel9.msdn.com/…/TechEd) doesn't list it at all and the TechEd China site (channel9.msdn.com/…/China) is even worse. Googling doesn't find anything either..

    Anybody (maybe Raymond himself? I'd accept snarky "You're incompetent at searching" answers too ;) ) want to help me out?

    [As far as I can tell, they did not record the session. -Raymond]
  12. voo says:

    [As far as I can tell, they did not record the session. -Raymond]

    Pity, sounds like it would be an extremely interesting talk. I assume the MS internal conference talks are not available to the public at large?

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