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- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: Daniel Adams <dpa3 at cet dot nau dot edu>
- Cc: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2002 14:15:50 -0500
- Subject: Re: /dev/registry
- References: <NDBBJHLJOLEMCGOCDEEAGEFCCOAA.email@example.com>
Daniel Adams wrote:
> is a GREAT idea!
Okay folks, enough with the "me toos". Suffice it to say that everybody
thinks this is a wonderful idea. Not surprisingly, the suggestion of a
/dev/registry or /proc/registry HAS been made before. And everybody
thought it was a great idea then, too.
There's only one problem: back then, after the initial round of
self-congratulation and "great idea -- me too-ism" -- nobody did the
work. I suspect the same thing will be true this time, as well.
Somebody please astonish me and provide the code.
(*) P.S. "back then" somebody mentioned a few problems with file-system
access to registry entries: how do you deal with the various types --
DWORD, BINARY, STRING, (and the other types that AREN'T accessible via
regedit...) Just something to keep in mind, if somebody actually tries
to write some code for this...
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