[ILUG-BOM] [OT] Interesting Conversation

Philip S Tellis philip@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Wed Sep 4 10:55:15 IST 2002

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Nikhil Joshi wrote:

> I had a conversation with my B.E. comp friend  about Linux.
> Basically he is doing a project in VC++

tell your friend that VC++ is not a language.  C++ is a language, you 
can do C++ in linux.  Also, tell your friend that if he still programs 
in VB, there's something wrong with him.

If he's using MFC in C++, then his programs won't work because the M in 
MFC doesn't cooperate.  Tell him it also won't work on any system that 
doesn't have M's hand in it - which means his code will work only on 
Windows - ie, he's locking himself in to one vendor.

> I can only imagine what it must be like for Arts/Commerce/ ppl to 
> understand what is Linux

much easier, since they haven't been exposed to bad habits yet.

"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts
most subtly on the human will."
-- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"

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