On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Henner Zeller<h.zel...@acm.org> wrote:
> I wonder how many millions of hours of programmer productivity is lost
> due to Microsofts build environment :/

Yeah, I have the chance to compare it directly. Coming from pure Linux
dev I am now on multiplatform Linux and Windows. And even though the
code is 99% C++ and identical, I waste an incredible amount of time on
such crap. Lib incompatibilities, build errors, libs that still linger
around and are not actually replaced when restarting, debug vs release
build and dependent libs and so on. When I first started to dev on
that MS platform I tried to approach open minded and without much
regards to all that preconcieved MS-is-bad attitude but now, half a
year later, I am astonished every day at just how bad Windows as an
application platform really is. I couldn't believe it and I absolutely
don't understand why MS insists in making life so hard for developers.
It practically forces the good guys and those who have a choice to
choose something real.

Please excuse my off topic rant but it was necessary....


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