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RE: Blind people using setup.exe?
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: "'some things make more sense backwardsdrawckab esnes erom ekam sgniht emos'" <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 16:50:51 +0100
- Subject: RE: Blind people using setup.exe?
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
>From: Christopher Faylor
>Sent: 28 June 2005 16:37
[Thread TITTTL'd, bock-bock-b'gawwwk!]
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 12:29:35PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> ----Original Message----
>>> From: Chris January
>>> Sent: 28 June 2005 12:06
>>> You can use AttachConsole (ATTACH_PARENT_PROCESS) to attach to the
>>> parent process console. If the parent process does not have a console
>>> the call will fail and you can popup a message box instead. IMHO this is
>>> the most user-friendly way of doing things.
>> IMHO you should have finished reading the thread before sending this
> If there was ever a need for an acryonym, I think we have one here.
> This is an epidemic in the cygwin lists.
I once tried to avoid ever making that mistake by setting my mailer to
reverse-date-sort all the mail and reading my newest mail first and working
back to the earliest.
This worked very well, in that I never ended up posting a point that
someone had already made earlier in the thread, but at the same time it
worked quite badly, in that I never ended up posting at all because it's
incredibly hard to make sense of a conversation that's going the wrong
direction in time.
It also made for lots of non-sequiturs, but that was to be expected. I
could only call people out for making non-*pre*quiturs ...
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....