Friday, 9 February 2001

Entry #141

Listening to:
Mozart, piano trio in C, K. 458.
I have lost an afternoon of my life to the evil that is Windows NT. In particular, would you believe that while it's possible to write
"mycmd" "arg"
into the command shell (i.e., the program CMD.EXE) when using it interactively, you can't do the same when using the C system call. It seems as if system is basically using
cmd /c
as its implementation. Certainly, it is the case that
cmd /c "mycmd" "arg"
doesn't work. Excuse me while I scream.