Re: Windows and DLLs
- From: Liss Svanberg <lisss ydab se>
- To: "'Alan Shutko'" <ats acm org>
- Cc: "Gnome MAIN Mailing list (E-mail)" <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Windows and DLLs
- Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 20:49:37 +0200
In a previous message Alan Shutko [email@example.com] wrote:
> L> Yes, they can! If both them and I are using the same application,
> L> foo.app. If foo.app stores system-wide settings in it's user
> L> setup.
> Ok, I understand the problem now. It's all a matter of permissions.
> Unix has them, Win95 doesn't. Even if you allow an app to directly
> modify system-wide settings, unless it has permission to modify that
> file, it's not going to be able to.
Well okay. I'll admit that I'm a bit windows corrupted ;-)
(As soon as someone begins to talk about system-wide settings, my first
reaction is that they are talking about the /windows/ registry. Perhaps I'm
a bit paranoid... :)
But the problem is still there (but considerably less dangerous) if you use
the word "System-wide" in this way:
Foo.app saves settings in a common file (not in a system dir, just in a
shared locaton somewhere). Now John Doe's settings will conflict with mine,
when I run the same app.
(This might be completely harmless, but it might allso lead to quite nasty
things, depending on how smart the programmer that made the app was :)
(Application settings is system wide, allthough they doesn't actually has
something with the system to do.)
Actually, I missunderstood the term "System-wide" that Jochem
Huhmann<firstname.lastname@example.org> used, to be of this kind.
(Or, perhaps I didn't. But when I re-reads his letter, I get this creepy
feeling of having missunderstood something important :-/
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