On Thursday, 7 August 2014 at 11:30:19 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
On Wednesday, 6 August 2014 at 16:19:39 UTC, Brad Anderson
I don't think it's difficult for them, I think they often just
don't know they can. Environment variables just aren't as well
known on Windows these days. If you are an 18 year old getting
into programming you likely have never even heard of
environment variables or batch files and may not even know how
to use the command prompt (or open it for that matter).
Windows Vista came out when they were 10 years old and the
days of having to know and use the command prompt for typical
users were long gone by this point. I'm thirty so I knew and
used MS-DOS as a kid (I had to) but if you've never used these
things how would you know you could?
There are OS courses at institutes, where you have linux, gcc
and learn, how pipes, shared memory and synchronization
These are just broad overview courses that barely scratch the
surface. A 4 month course can barely teach you anything about
such a broad topic.