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Re: [Mingw-users] msvcrt printf bug

On 1/19/2017 2:06 PM, Emanuel Falkenauer wrote:
> Hi KHMan,
> On 19-Jan-17 05:01, KHMan wrote:
>> On 1/19/2017 8:36 AM, Keith Marshall wrote:
>>> On 18/01/17 23:34, Emanuel Falkenauer wrote:
>>> [snip snip]
>>>> I would LOVE to use _your_ printf... but remember: the whole story is
>>>> about comparing with Borland builds, where it's not available.
>>> Well, you are always likely to be on a hiding to nothing, when
>>> you compare apples with oranges, and expect identity -- in this
>>> case, how can you possibly expect consistency between Borland's
>>> proprietary (likely undisclosed) algorithm and A. N. Other's?
>>> If you want guaranteed consistency, you'd better use identically
>>> the same algorithm; what's to stop you compiling, and using, our printf() in your Borland builds, in place of their proprietary
>>> alternative?
>> Heh, I'm enjoying this thread, just kicking back now. :-) Once
>> Bruce's blog post was disclosed it became obvious what Tei locked
>> onto. Before that we were just guessing.
>> Totally worries me that some embedded and aerospace folks have
>> this kind of viewpoint. Often engineering folks are left to take
>> up programming on their own devices and sometimes they end up
>> grasping stuff in idiosyncratic ways. They can be very stubbornly
>> sure of their views...
> Well, that's a very "interesting" viewpoint... can you explain in what
> way "embedded and aerospace folks" would make worse programmers than
> yourself? What kind of "folks" are YOU?!

Terribly sorry that you perceived it that way. It was not meant as 
a bad thing, it's just the way things are. "Idiosyncratic" does 
not imply "worse", just "different".

> I HATE bragging, I really do (I think others should evaluate your
> worth), but you forced me to it: I actually happen to have a PhD in
> computer science, besides also having an engineering degree - do you? If
> you need, google me (there is definitely just one Emanuel Falkenauer on
> the whole web) - and don't skip Google Scholar.
> Phew... you're frankly tiring with your supposed "grandiosity".

I made an observation based on this thread only, I have no 
interest in checking out folks before talking to them on public 
mailing lists and adjusting myself based on their qualifications. 
Well, it would appear that being frank is an unloved habit on the 
Internet. You grabbed Alexandru's code very quickly, praised it, 
plugged it into I guess company code, then he reported a bug in 
it, now would you trust that code as high-quality mature code? ... 
this, over a number of far better choices.

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Selangor, Malaysia

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