Why is there no platform independent way of clearing a terminal?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Aug 1 08:23:20 CEST 2010


On 01/08/2010 06:17, Tim Harig wrote:
> On 2010-08-01, Lawrence D'Oliveiro<ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand>  wrote:
>> In message<i2q3sk$3pf$1 at speranza.aioe.org>, Tim Harig wrote:
>>
>>> It would be rewarding as it would make writing cross-platform charactor
>>> mode applications possible.
>>
>> I thought Windows users were allergic to command lines.
>
> To the best of my knowledge, there have never been any documentated
> cases of computer software related alleries.  There are however several
> chemicals used in the process of constructing computer hardware componets
> which have been linked to allergy illnesses.  Maybe Windows users are
> simply allergic to their computers.

Windows users biggest allergy is to this strange world that involves 
"make" on other boxes, whatever that is, it strikes me as rather 
archaic.  Personally I find double clicking on an msi file rather easier.

Regards.

Mark Lawrence.




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