This is my function. There are many functions like it; this one is mine.eidako wrote:This is why I prefer reinventing the wheel. Sure, it takes longer, and sometimes my wheels are a bit rectangular, but at least they don't fall off when a single person decides nobody can use the lug nuts they designed anymore.
I do the same thing, and this is one of the reasons. Otherwise I'm chasing other people's versions with my code (and I'd rather be chasing... well, let's not go there.)
da Doctah wrote:cellocgw wrote:I guess I need to rename my Excel workbook "Ceci n'est pas un Excel Faire-Livre" (with huge apologies to everyone who actually speaks French)Spoiler:这不是琵琶
Not to mention that in computers, files and such are actually identified by inodes, and filenames merely point to the inode (which then points to the data). This has uses (in *nix) which Windows (and I think Mac) don't implement.Soupspoon wrote:The confusion (if there is any) being that as a data structure, it is the ID of a virtual "container", such as a folder (or a file, if that weren't already better used as a simple container for data, rather than a container for <simple containers of data>), but as a string it's a "thing that directs".