Holy cow, I wrote a book!
One way to show that somebody is incompetent is to tell them
that something they're doing is stupid,
even when it's not what they're doing.
Take for example
this comment saying that it's stupid for copy and paste to use data
objects which can allow code to execute.
Um, we were talking about drag and drop, not copy and paste.
And in fact, the copy and paste functionality of console windows
You can still copy and paste with impunity.
"And yet, the feature I really want is never implemented:
Rearranging the taskbar."
Except it isn't true.
Windows 7 implemented it.
"Or we could sideline the cmd.exe stuff and restart with a bash style interpreter."
I thought we did that and called it
"If the OS
had its own thread and stack for displaying application errors which
worked for _any_ application error (stack overflow included),
then nobody would have to even think about writing such hacks."
Windows Vista already implemented your suggestion.
"There should be an API which will hide the registry accesses.
I'm talking about things like registering a file extension."
Oh, you mean the
Default Programs API?
Actually, my examples sort of morphed into people asking for
features which already exist.
Oh well, I guess it wasn't a very good rant, then.