It's already in there, or it's on the way

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/09/29 03:01 -04:00, original URI:

Warning: this post picks on Scott Hanselman a bit. But it is only in good fun because I happen to think he is an awesome developer/RD/MVP even if he messes up the occasional string comparison. Note his awesome formulation of how to do string comparisons appropriately in that link: Scott's Rule Number 0x5F: Think about your string compares and their context. Make sure you've expressed your true intent correctly.

Remember when I talked about the 25 locales we added in ELK v.1 in the post Lions and tigers and bearsELKs, Oh my! with the following language list?

And then later when I talked about 11 locales we added in ELK v.2 in the post ELK stampede! with the following language list?

And remember when I posted about the Mitigation tools for IDN security problems and how I mentioned that the normalization stuff was being shipped along with the package?

Anyway, Scott and I have had an interesting dynamic in the times we have been in the same place -- he points out the stuff that is missing that he wants in the .NET Framework or Windows (or both) OR the stuff that he wants to see in future versions and then I get to point out that what he wants is either going to be added in Vista or that it is already in the product today. :-)

So today as the MVP Expo was wrapping up, I ran into Scott who had several of those questions:

Clearly, Scott is a man who should read this blog, since 80% of his questions would have been answered before he even made it to the MVP Summit! :-)

# Scott Hanselman on 30 Sep 2005 2:52 AM:

Damn you for being good at your job! Damn me for my ADD! I shall begin reading both my blog and yours from the very beginning.


# Michael S. Kaplan on 30 Sep 2005 6:55 AM:

Heh heh heh -- no worries. Our current dynamic helps me realize that we are on the right track! :-)

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