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Submission + - Windows for UNIX lovers 2

dkixk writes: After having spent many years successfully avoiding all things Windows, not having ever owned a computer of my own that ran it nor done development on it for pay, I find myself sadly doing quite a lot of work on it. Having been a UNIX developer for more than a decade, I keep finding myself wondering things like "where does this damn thing put the core files?" or "is there really no way to start the %!$$@#% VS debugger without having first defined a 'solution' file?". So what I'm asking /. is for pointers to good references on Windows for UNIX lovers. I'm already prepared to get a deluge of helpful answers like "get a lobotomy" or "just walk away..." but perhaps I might get even one useful answer?

Comment Re:Perl is faster than C, too. (Score 1) 502

(rolls eyes)

Interpreted languages, in general, are not faster than compiled languages. Period.

Lisp is not an interpreted language. Period. It is an interactive language. If an implementation decides to achieve this with an interpretor, that is possible. However, there are implementation for which all code is compiled. SBCL is such an implementation. I would include a snippet of the disassembly from SBCL but /code seems to think that posting such is using to many 'junk' characters.

Comment Re:Maybe I am just lucky.... (Score 3, Insightful) 688

Oh, man... another friend just got laid off today. She'd worked at a fish market. Most of their customers are restaurants so I guess that would be the food service industry? And it's not just my slacker friends: "Unemployment Hits 7.2%, a 16-Year High". If you don't see the invisible hand of the market bitch slapping people all over the world, you must be spending too much time clapping for Tinkerbell and drinking the Kool-Aid. No less a former member of the Ayn Rand Collective, Alan Greenspan himself, told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that "those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholdersâ(TM) equity, myself included, are in a state of shocked disbelief." [1] Seriously, when an Objectivist starts to doubt the all encompassing wisdom of greed and self-interest, you know something big has happened.

Comment Re:Recession? (Score 1) 688

Ah, the Tinkerbell school of economics. Perhaps if Obama gives a special address and asks everyone to clap if they believe in fairies.

Comment Re:Maybe I am just lucky.... (Score 5, Informative) 688

You've not seen people in your immediate area? Try reading something other than /. for your news. NPR reporter Ketzel Levine was doing a story about people losing their jobs and was let go from hers before she finished the piece. Anecdotal evidence not withstanding, do you think that all of the unemployment and foreclosure statistics are pure fabrication?

Where have you been looking? Do you know anyone works in retail? Or are all of your friends hot-shit coders with plenty of job security? I have friends who work in retail. has an article: "Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Macyâ(TM)s Inc. and Gap Inc. slashed earnings forecasts after the worst holiday- shopping season in 40 years squeezed retail profit margins." A friend of mine was a manager at the Gap and was recently let go. Shit does roll downhill, after all.

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