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  • #31
    Originally posted by cl333r View Post
    Congratulations! Hopefully in 20 years LibreOffice will be a decent alternative to MS Office.
    What makes it not decent alternative today? Please just don't say "support Microsoft document format".

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    • #32
      Originally posted by chocolate View Post
      There's no way the Apache Cemetery announcement cannot be viewed as malevolent. They know they're being harmful to LibreOffice and all end users, including OpenOffice users, but either they are too proud to change course, or they don't want to for other reasons.

      Plus, their boomer lingo is revolting. They always insist on the "net worth" of their dead code (with random numbers that infallibly show a "plus" sign at the end), but there's maybe a project and a half that's worth exploring, not counting the Apache HTTP server. It's pathetic and sad.
      Apache Commons libraries are very useful. I use them all the time in my Android apps. Why write yet another for/while loop to read a string into a file, when I can just do IOUtils.readString(InputStream)
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      • #33
        Originally posted by sandy8925 View Post

        Apache Commons libraries are very useful. I use them all the time in my Android apps. Why write yet another for/while loop to read a string into a file, when I can just do IOUtils.readString(InputStream)
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        While Apache has done millions of good things for the community, reading a file into a string isn't one of them. Insert 32GB file in there, watch your app go down in flames.
        Maven, Hadoop, Spark... there are countless other examples.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by bug77 View Post
          While Apache has done millions of good things for the community, reading a file into a string isn't one of them. Insert 32GB file in there, watch your app go down in flames.
          Maven, Hadoop, Spark... there are countless other examples.
          Why are you reading a 32GB file and converting it into a string though? For any real amount of data you should be using a database, and 32GB is well into proper database territory.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
            Why are you reading a 32GB file and converting it into a string though? For any real amount of data you should be using a database, and 32GB is well into proper database territory.
            I was talking about how a malicious 3rd party is doing things and how that functions helps them
            I see this line of thinking all too often: if my code passes the test with 5 lines in the DB table, it is ready for production; if my code reads 5 lines of text from a file, it is ready for production; if my code parses a 1kB form, it is ready for production; and so on...

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            • #36
              Originally posted by bug77 View Post
              I was talking about how a malicious 3rd party is doing things and how that functions helps them
              does failing with an error help malicious third parties?

              I see this line of thinking all too often:
              that's why I bailed from programming a long time ago. And why I hate web developers and java developers

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              • #37
                Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                does failing with an error help malicious third parties?
                The method's documentation doesn't mention any limits for the underlying Reader. It will happily gobble up whatever memory it can.

                Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                that's why I bailed from programming a long time ago. And why I hate web developers and java developers
                Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to cross to the other sidewalk should we cross paths

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