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At 70, I have still have no understanding of the creature known as woman, but have learned patience and tolerance, as you have. But I do understand that I am not perfect and she tolerates and encourages me to be the weird that I am so what more could I ask for?
Monday starts Diarrhea awareness week, runs until Friday!
Back then MIcrosoft knew they had to explain it or no one else would.
Now, everyone thinks, "I don't need to do no 'splainin cuz it already been done somewheres else on the Internet prolly. So no one really explains. Oh, that 2nd param no one explains what it is.
I liked MFC. OOP wrappers around API. Nice and clean.
But I was a newbie in 1995-8 and OOP was rising and I jumped on the New Thing Boat and this was my anchor.
But, alas, MFC went away for the most part...was ignored when C# came out and all that learning...down the drain. MFC was a weird sidebar but I still liked it.
I never liked MFC, it always struck me as over complicated, especially those ridiculous macros just to generate a simple jump table. Probably because of my machine code and assembler background, I much preferred the Win32 API.
I never liked MFC, it always struck me as over complicated, especially those ridiculous macros just to generate a simple jump table. Probably because of my machine code and assembler background, I much preferred the Win32 API
Yeah, I remember my mentor at the time felt the same way.
I think the thing I liked about it at the time was the distance I got from the Windows Message loop.
It was wrapped up nicely in MFC template project.
Of course in the original WinAPI you had to handle it all yourself.
MFC was kind of like the jump to C# way before C#. But it wasn't as nice as C#, of course.
I decided that, instead of manually categorising a bunch of values in a spreadsheet I'd write a simple VBA method that would do the hard work for me. After all, doing it manually would take about an hour. Writing a bit of VBA couldn't take more than... well, I think I'm on hour 5 at this point.
It's been a long time since I've done VBScript, but even VBScript was generally fairly sensible.
No constructor, serious hassles passing user defined types between methods, a limit to the number of times you can use line continuation in a row, the awful experience overall.
I can't believe how much of the world lives and breathes this stuff.
(but of course I'm going to bash my way through it instead of just getting the job done the old fashioned way)
I semi-retired a few years ago but took up a job "in the business" looking after their EUC "solutions" - most of which consisted of recorded macros. Three years later and trying to introduce any form of governance is still like herding cats
Just today I was yearning for the days when I would just knock up a quick program to automate something - I sometimes even find myself wishing for VB6!