[svlug] eWeek article on MS Outlook

Robert Hajime Lanning lanning at kewltech.com
Tue May 16 10:10:19 PDT 2000


This is kindof akin to unix shell scripts.  (The way a "#!" is handled)

---- As written by J C Lawrence:
> 
> On Mon, 15 May 2000 20:08:58 -0700 
> Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> 
> > Quoting J C Lawrence (claw at kanga.nu):
> >> Nope.  Given a "desktop" or whatever else you want to call it,
> >> that allows a non-executable data file to masquerade as being an
> >> executable via "double-clicking on it opens the relevant
> >> application on that data file", then no, this is not directly a
> >> thing of permissions.  At least not of file-system permissions,
> >> and arguably not of permissions in general, tho I'll accept
> >> contention on that point.
> 
> > J C, Deirdre _is_ a qualified authority on how MacOS X Server
> > behaves in this area.  You should probably take what she says on
> > the subject as highly reliable.  And, in that particular, I
> > believe you're gainsaying what she posted.
> 
> I realise that.  I'm not debating MacOS in particular, and I'll
> freely admit her far greater knowledge and expertise, and the fact
> that I don't know how MacOS X handles this area.  Instead I'm
> debating the wisdom of the more general data-centric model to which
> Windows, MacOS, WPS, et al are stated by their vendors to aspire
> (incl Apple TBOMR).
> 
> -- 
> J C Lawrence                                 Home: claw at kanga.nu
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/* Robert Hajime Lanning                             lanning at lanning.cc
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