Every time I read a post on this blog and the comments associated with it, I am reminded again how lucky I am to not have to code with Windows anymore. 3 years ago, I switched off Windows + Windows programming after ~12 years doing it for money. Since then, every time I’m exposed to Windows coding, I’m sort of shocked like wow, they keep falling farther and farther behind.
I don’t mean this as a holier-than-thou comment at all. But honestly, I feel very fortunate that I don’t have to deal with any of this stuff. MSFT elected to create a keyword for code folding? Really, when free IDEs do it automatically?
And the platform + tools are still encouraging people to minimize the number of source files they have, like it’s 1990? It makes sense that if Windows can’t efficiently handle lots of files, then you want all your code in a single file. But wow, I had no idea it was still this bad.
I know everyone can’t switch off Windows and still keep the bills paid, but I’m glad I have been able to. Good luck to you guys.