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22 September 2004 @ 10:44 am
I hate Visual C++ and I think the feeling is mutual  
This problem is probably obvious to somebody that uses this bloated piece of crap more than once or twice a year, but it's annoying me. The conduit I'm working on occassionally just freezes. From working in the debugger and selectively commenting things out in code, I've found that this seems to only happen on lines where I use new or malloc. I've managed to restructure this thing not to use any dynamic memory management(!), but this is still annoying.

Can anybody tell me what simple, obvious thing I'm missing?
Irreversibly Contaminatedsdaemon on September 22nd, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC)
was pointed here by frostedelves...

...sadly, I've only used MSVisC++ 6.0 and .NET about, oh, once or twice this year, and I have absolutely nothing to offer you but moral support :)

I hate IDEs in general. Long live vim, gcc, and make.

St. Sean the Amused: daemonseanb on September 22nd, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
NOT my most enjoyable "learning experience".
Amen. IMNSHO, IDEs seem to get in the way more often than they help.

Debugger still insists the problem is deep in the bowels of kernel32.dll, which frightens me. I think I've managed to route around the damage.


It seems so very odd that something so fundamental is thoroughly b0rked, which leaves me with the cold certainty that I'm doing something ineffably wrong.

I toyed with the idea of using SWIG to make a wrapper of the Palm HotSync API, then writing the conduit in Python. With this ugliness in conjunction with the problems I had wrestling with the Wininet API, I'm almost wishing I had.

Ah, well.