# [tex-live] Perl for Windows

Zdenek Wagner wagner at cesnet.cz
Mon Jun 19 15:54:50 CEST 2006

```On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, David Kastrup wrote:

> Zdenek Wagner <wagner at cesnet.cz> writes:
>
> > On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, David Kastrup wrote:
> >
> >> > Sarcasm is not what should be used here to make a point. Each and
> >> > every operating system and user interface (especially visual) has
> >> > it's deficiencies, at least for those who are not at home with
> >> > them.
> >>
> >> I just don't understand why Windows has to be considered sacred: with
> >> every other system, deficiencies may be pointed out and eventually
> >> fixed.  With Windows, you hit upon denial and irrational defense and
> >> unrelated pseudo-rationalizations immediately.  I don't get it.
> >>
> > Have you ever tried to delete .. in Windows? I tried a few years ago by
> > mistake. When deleting, .. means the whole disk and Windows is able to
> > delete everything including itself...
>
> C:\.. might be the whole disk.  Unix may have no /.. but you can
> perfectly well delete all files too, given that you are root (which
> you are more or less by default on Windows).  In fact, Unix will not
> even stop at files that are currently open.
>
I do not mean C:\.., it was C:\some\path\.. ! No matter how deep .. is, it
means the whole disk when deleting.

Zdenek Wagner
e-mail: wagner at cesnet.cz