Wednesday, April 17, 2019

never copy/paste from outlook or Word

Microsoft sucks

The command on the left was copied from an email (Outlook). And it was failing, returning EVERYTHING, not only config.xml.

Then I have typed all over again (right pane) and it was working

Visually they look absolutely the same, even in Notepad++. But a closer inspection reveals hidden chars.

Copying and pasting from Outlook or Word has caused more victims than the 1919 Spanish Flu.

I remember a production delivery failed because someone copied a command from a Word document where Word had capitalized a property name.

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