Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 00:35 UTC
OpenBSD Theo de Raadt has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.2. The OpenBSD 5.2 release page has a detailed list of all changes and improvements. As always, I would love for someone to write proper items about OpenBSD releases - it's outside my interests and cursory glances don't do it justice.
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Documentation
by KrustyVader on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 18:07 UTC
KrustyVader
Member since:
2006-10-28

It's the only O.S. that i know that improper documentation of an utility/command is considered a bug. And i love that.

No wasting time trying parameters that were removed (or changed). Or lost in the translation.

I don't know if anyone here try to read the IPTables documentation, or worst, anyone read the help of the Spanish Windows version. The help is well written, but some morons translate the parameters in the command. The help will talk about "/read" parameter but the command refuse it because you have to put "/leer" (read in Spanish). It will lead you to create a batch file that only work on ONE specific version of Windows.

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RE: Documentation
by ebasconp on Sun 4th Nov 2012 13:46 in reply to "Documentation"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

:O really?

That is a severe design issue!!! Similar to the translated commands in Excel. That madness does not make any sense!

I cannot imagine a program written in a Spanish-translated C. It would be something like:

#incluir <esest.e> //stdio.h [translated to Spanish] -> .e from 'encabezado'

ent principal() //int = integer; ent = entero
{
car const* cad = "Hola mundo";
imprimirf("%c\n", cad); //%c writes 'cadenas', i.e. 'strings';
retornar 0;
}

Very spooky, actually!

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RE[2]: Documentation
by KrustyVader on Sun 4th Nov 2012 17:41 in reply to "RE: Documentation"
KrustyVader Member since:
2006-10-28

Thank you very much, that Spanish C really make me laugh.

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RE[2]: Documentation
by Neolander on Sun 4th Nov 2012 21:02 in reply to "RE: Documentation"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Think about it though: if C had actually been designed this way, it likely wouldn't have taken all these decades for OSs to support Unicode properly ;)

I wouldn't want to deal with Finno-Ugric code though...

Edited 2012-11-04 21:09 UTC

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