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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Fw: [Win32] 1.3.15; my mod_foo.dll question on the table
Date Wed, 07 Feb 2001 18:36:01 GMT
Looks like at keat part of this change already has a veto outstanding...

Bill

> On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 11:13:29PM -0600, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> > > From: TOKILEY@aol.com [mailto:TOKILEY@aol.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 11:06 PM
> > > 
> > > In a message dated 00-12-19 21:31:45 EST, Greg Stein wrote...
> > > 
> > > > -1 on using a suffix other than .DLL. That is just wrong 
> > > for the platform.
> > > 
> > > The .DLL suffix has never been any kind of 'official' standard.
> 
> Sure, it isn't "official", but it is definitely a de facto standard.
> 
> > > A DLL is what is IS... it doesn't matter what it is CALLED.
> 
> Duh. Give me a break.
> 
> >...
> > > Naming a Win32 DLL something other than .DLL is no more 'wrong
> > > for the platform than naming a text file 'mystuff' instead of 
> > > 'mystuff.txt'.
> > 
> > I pointed out one more problem on the newsgroup I didn't mention
> > here.  Calling it .so means you need to associate .so's with the
> > dll type in the registry, getting the QuickViewer and properties
> > Dll tab in sync.  I have no problem changing the installer to do
> > this, but if you are a cvs grab and build user (not using the
> > installer) we've created a tad more work for you if you actually
> > care about the module file data.
> 
> And this is exactly why using .DLL is important. There are a LOT of things
> that see that .DLL extension and know what it means. Same with *people*.
> 
> And your comment about dropping the .txt is directly on the spot with why
> .DLL is important. If you double-click "mystuff" then you get a little
> dialog asking what to open the file with. If you double click on
> "mystuff.txt", then Notepad pops up automatically.
> 
> Extensions are very important on Windows, for better or worse.
> 
> I will repeat once more, and suggest that asking people on the windows
> newsgroup is moot: -1 on using something other than .DLL.
> 
> Cheers,
> -g
> 
> -- 
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
> 


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