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Coding Style: Vertical Alignment Sucks

No, it doesn’t! — another opinion That’s right, vertical alignment sucks. Big time. Call me names and throw stuff at me, but it’s like a plaque, it’s everywhere, and I really, really don’t understand why. Get ready, this is going to get emotional. I am talking about something like this: Folks who “format” their code […]

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Echoing Parentheses in Windows Batch Files

It’s not just about parentheses, really. It’s about almost anything that a script engine will ruthlessly interpret before executing a command: variable markers (percent signs), redirection symbols, parentheses, double quotes, ampersands… My most common… let’s say, case, is this: Put this in a BATch file, run it, and you’ll end up with a message saying […]

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