> Let me second that and add the point that the registry is quite easy
> to corrupt bringing the whole system down!
> The reason is that the registry is a keyed database that keeps growing,
> and hence more susceptible to corruption that an ascii file.
> For practically anthing windoze does it reads or writes the registry,
> hence the slow down of the system as it gets bigger that was mentioned
> above, but also greatly increases the chance of fecking it up!
I agree that a proprietary, undocumented binary lump is not
a good way to store every critical piece of config info
for your machine.
But, in practice, how unreliable _is_ the Windows registry?
In 3.5 years using Win95 and WinNT, I've _never_ seen registry
corruption. And this is on development machines (and we
were once developing 16-bit apps on Win95 - can you say
The only case I've heard of where Win95 said 'your registry
is corrupted' regularly at boot time turned out to be dodgy
RAM. And it was suffering more than just registry corruption.
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