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I am a dev and I read the article (I did not go as far as downloading more) and still know 1/10th of SFA about parsers. Fortunately I guess I have never needed to know.
In an earlier post one of our cohort was describing his trouble getting to sleep. With no disrespect intended to you for your stellar work, if he knows nothing of parsers (like myself) I suggest he go to your page and completely concentrate on your documentation. I am sure he will either render himself safely asleep or get overly enthused on parsers and algorithms such that he forgets that he is tired.
So, just seconds ago, I pulled the trigger and deleted permanently all my deleted mail. Funny to think about how rare an event that is. I mean, I did delete it - I didn't want it and didn't think I ever would because, if I did, I'd shove it in some folder and forget it there, instead.
Do you others also hesitate to complete this tension-fraught job?
Well - that's somehow built into the question, or conversely, why not delete them permanently.
Anything worth keeping is put someplace specific. Ultimately, if you just endless keep deleted email, isn't it like "those people" who fill their desktop with so many icons is obscures the point of having desktop icons.
I do that all the time.
It goes in my bin, which permanently deletes it after 30 days.
I keep pretty much all work mail and most personal mail, but newsletters, order confirmations, build status updates, etc. go right into the bin folder (after having read them).
Or mail like "here's my contact details". I create a Contact, save the details there and delete the mail.
Sometimes even mails with attachments that I should read. I download the attachment, put it where it belongs (like source control or ticketing system) and delete the mail.
That said, I still nearly have around 3000 mails saved since 2010.
Everything before that time somehow got lost when I took a new email address and apparently(?) purged my old account.
I have no idea what happened, but it was quite a shock when I found out at the time.
However, I can't say I ever missed any of those deleted mails, I think we keep them mostly for a little piece of mind and "just in case".
Some of us are AR (anally retentive) about cleaning up our work space. Besides the automatic 30 day cleanup I will happily empty the trash and junk folders whenever I like, often when the hind brain is working on a problem.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
It seems that in VS2017, you cannot (easily) clear the MRU list. It appears that some bright spark at MS decided that the MRU is VERY important and needs to be protected.
Clear MRU list in Visual Studio 2017 "The increase the isolation and resilience of VS 2017, it uses now a private registry hive. "
By WHY??? It's just a list of files that you opened. Why does this need to be protected????