• COM (Win32) sucks super hard

    From Blackdiamond@VERT/ABBBS to All on Friday, January 22, 2021 04:39:28
    I'm curious, any of you greybeards know anything about COM (Component Object Model) in Windows?

    I'm a pretty young/fresh developer (25yo) and I'm mostly familiar with more modern languages and frameworks; web dev with AngularJS and desktop dev with C# (WPF/UWP/Unity3D).

    COM is... practically an alien language. I've been working with it for about 18 months now and I'm a lot more capable, but jesus christ, how did you guys get anything done with this stuff? It's so arcane and full of quirky little gotchas that aren't documented well at all.

    I struggled hard when I first came across it. I'm a lot more comfortable now but I can't imagine being a dev for it with only reference books for help. Praise be unto Google.

    Anyone with actual fond feelings towards COM?

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  • From Dream Master@VERT/CIAD to Blackdiamond on Friday, January 22, 2021 01:42:54
    Re: COM (Win32) sucks super hard
    By: Blackdiamond to All on Thu Jan 21 2021 08:39 pm

    I'm curious, any of you greybeards know anything about COM (Component Object Model) in Windows?

    Out of topic, but I have to say it... What do you mean greybeards? Yes, I'm almost 46, and yes, my beard is grey, but it also has other colors in it including white, red, brown, and blonde. I have a feeling this is a new way of calling us "older" people, OLD!!!

    Brian Klauss <-> Dream Master
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  • From Blackdiamond@VERT/ABBBS to Dream Master on Friday, January 22, 2021 23:11:16
    Re: COM (Win32) sucks super hard
    By: Dream Master to Blackdiamond on Thu Jan 21 2021 17:42:54

    Lmao, no offence meant. I work with developers in their 60s who use the title of greybeard with pride, referring more to their experience and "wizardly" ways, heh heh.

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  • From Bob Roberts@VERT/HOVAL to Blackdiamond on Friday, January 22, 2021 18:44:42
    Re: COM (Win32) sucks super hard
    By: Blackdiamond to Dream Master on Fri Jan 22 2021 03:11 pm

    Lmao, no offence meant. I work with developers in their 60s who use the title of greybeard with pride, referring more to their experience and "wizardly" ways, heh heh.

    Gandalf is the greatest Greybeard of them all.

    Bob Roberts

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  • From Blackdiamond@VERT/ABBBS to Bob Roberts on Saturday, January 23, 2021 07:00:15
    Re: COM (Win32) sucks super hard
    By: Bob Roberts to Blackdiamond on Fri Jan 22 2021 10:44:42

    Gandalf is the greatest Greybeard of them all.

    RFC: The term "Whitebeard" for devs who retire, only to inevitably return to work due to boredom or a huge consultancy pay package.

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