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How complicated is the code for Microsoft Windows?
« on: October 18, 2019, 12:47:53 PM »
https://www.quora.com/How-complicated-is-the-code-for-Microsoft-Windows

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How complicated is the code for Microsoft Windows?

So complicated that Microsoft can’t fix it.

This is old (2006), so it only counts as the type of thing Microsoft seems to put out.

This is a linux call trace for apache on Linux.



This is a call trace for Microsoft IIS…


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Re: How complicated is the code for Microsoft Windows?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 04:10:52 PM »
<expletive> Fark <expletive> WOW <expletive>  Jesu... <expletive> 
Thanks JJ - it all makes sense now......
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Re: How complicated is the code for Microsoft Windows?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 05:07:58 PM »
 :biggrin:

While I do appreciate the humour, the odd Microsoft code I have seen from long ago was clean, tidy, properly formatted and fully commented. For an OS that has been running for so long while maintaining a reasonable level of backwards compatibility, it has the obvious problems of some old architecture that has had to be kept alive so that people could still run their old software. 16 bit MS_DOS executables would still run on XP and early 32 bit NT4 apps will generally still run on Win10.

Now contrast this with an Apple MAC or any flavour of Linux and you will have the semantic problem of "what is backward" and "what is compatible" as each new OS version requires the software to be re-compiled or in Apple's case, dumped and you buy a new MAC.

While I have not been without complaint about Microsoft changing the rules in each OS version, better the devil you know than the alternative.
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Re: How complicated is the code for Microsoft Windows?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 11:54:16 PM »
Hutch,

You are right. I've wasted an incredible amount of time chasing Micros**t "features", but Linux seems even more confused than Windows. Somewhere I read that there isn't one Linux, there are rather 300+ different Linuxes. And it's true that even very, very old Windows programmes run smoothly on Win10, especially if they are built with Masm32 :badgrin:

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Re: How complicated is the code for Microsoft Windows?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 01:57:24 AM »
Most of this propaganda is very dated and Linux people will never update their beliefs.
Linux is very likely full of traps and backdoors deeply entrenched into the kernel:
https://thehackernews.com/2019/10/linux-sudo-run-as-root-flaw.html

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Re: How complicated is the code for Microsoft Windows?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 11:48:38 PM »
https://www.quora.com/How-complicated-is-the-code-for-Microsoft-Windows

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How complicated is the code for Microsoft Windows?

So complicated that Microsoft can’t fix it.

This is old (2006), so it only counts as the type of thing Microsoft seems to put out.

This is a linux call trace for apache on Linux.



This is a call trace for Microsoft IIS…


OMG,thats what happening inside IIS I am currently running
and I had no idea there was loads of patches in A lot of Patches(Apache)  :greenclp:
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Re: How complicated is the code for Microsoft Windows?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2019, 01:40:25 AM »
diagram of C versus C++ ?
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