Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Pointers Suck

I wish there was a good way to write Windows applications that didn't involve C or C++. As fun as pointers can be, it isn't worth it when you have a bug that only crops up once in 10 times and only on certain platforms. The last thing on my to-do list for the new Windows client was to fix the crash in the "Friend of" editing tab, but I could never find it. I then wrote and tested my install program and code to create shortcuts in the Start Menu and Desktop and sent it to my little brother to test. First thing we notice is it crashes in the "Edit Friends" dialog. Great. So now I have to hunt that down, but the crash is occuring in weird spots that the MSVC debugger won't show me (I just see assembly), so I have to basically review all the friends code and keep track of what's supposed to be happening. Release coming soon.
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