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An interesting discussion began in the comments of Raymond Chen's blog entry the other day. His post was about canonical order of entries in an ACL, but the comments drifted toward some interesting behavior of NTFS under Windows. It was off topic there, but I think the discussion touched on some important points, so I'm continuing it here. One of the ......

This is adapted from a recent email conversation I had about network I/O models for a GUI client running on .NET. I ended up on a tangent, covering APIs available for 3 major platforms. Since all this info was gathered in one place, I figured I might as well post it :) There's also some discussion about when blocking and non-blocking models are appropriate, ......

MSDN Express is the documentation package you get when you install one of the Visual Studio Express products. It has a few behaviors that just plain irritate me. I like having a single documentation package to reference, whether I'm working in an IDE or just playing with the command line tools. So irritation #1: the only way to open MSDN Express, by ......

Eric Newton asks for symbolic and hard links in Windows Vista. Both of these are partially implemented in 2000 and later, though it's not obvious how to use them. NTFS has supported file hard links for some time via the CreateHardLink() API, and Windows 2000 implements directory symbolic links using reparse points, a filesystem behavior extension mechanism. ......

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