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I was just talking to a customer about a problem they were having with some of their other systems stemming from the fact that a chr(34) was entered by mistake as part of someone's middle name. The big problems came later that night when the batch processes that feed other systems puked on it! Two days later and they are still not recovered!...but don't quote me on that!
After trying to use it for a while, I have found that I don't like it. A month ago or so already, it was at a "usable" point. Meaning that I had written some 7k lines of code that enable the use of SSE and AVX intrinsics from C#, sort of (and only in 64bit mode on an AVX-capable CPU but that would have been fixable).
The problem is, it's just too annoying to use. That whole "your code is executed, which build up some intermediate representation which is then compiled" idea does work, but it's really confusing, mainly because assignment at the C# level translates to .. well, nothing. It changes some C#-level variable, which is useful, but corresponds to re-using a name for a new variable, not assigning to the variable with that name. So there is hack to do actual assignment, but it's far too easy to forget to use it (with, at best, a confusing error message if you forget - usually it's a silent bug), and it has confusing semantics anyway. Additionally, passing data in and out is more annoying than it should be.
I thought it might be possible to improve it all with some small changes, but I've given up.
I'm working on my next article which will release all the code associated with my app to Open Source (via code project and github). I was going over my site and remembered this nugget where this stand-up comedian explains what it's like to be a _normal_ user and forget your password.
It is hilarious and may remind people inside IT what it's really like to use a computer as a tool instead of treating it like it's your baby.
This particular time I'm serious, but you're right to be skeptical.
OpenVMS has a file named VMS$PASSWORD_DICTIONARY.DATA which is a word list (including some names) that passwords are tested against.
"chartreuse" is one of two words that start with the letter "C" that I know not to be on the list.