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Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:53:05 +0200
From: "Stefan Kanthak" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Defense in depth -- the Microsoft way (part
	9): erroneous documentation

> I am truly shocked that seemingly, stuff like this needs to be said in
> the year of 2013.

Completely right!

> I'd have supposed that things like these should be known by *anyone*
> doing anything even remotely similar to software development *at least*
> since the end of the 8.3 filename era 15 years ago.

Again: completely right!

> Are you sure this is real and not a prank? o_O

This is real: see <> alias
<> or
<> for exactly this "stuff".

And dont forget to read <>
as well as <>

Also see <>,
<> and
<> and notice
especially how a Mozilla developer tries to weazel and ignore

JFTR: Windows is the ONLY system that covers such silly beginners errors
      due to the documented idiosyncrasy of CreateProcess() (see

Finally take a look at the registry subkey


of your own Windows installation (if you have one): you'll most probably
find unquoted pathnames in "UninstallString", for example:

"UninstallString"="C:\\Program Files\\SumatraPDF\\uninstall.exe"


> regards
> Pascal Ernster

[ fullquote removed ]

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