This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Ulf Dittmer wrote:See [link] about how to use the Windows Registry to get the information you'd need for formatting.
Ugh. The Windows registry is bad enough without having to try to plough through it in Java.
@Devika: Is there some reason why this is so important to you? Major stuff like language will be gleaned from system settings, but trawling things like registries simply in order to replicate a date format exactly is really going to impact the platform-independence of your app.
Isn't it funny how there's always time and money enough to do it WRONG?
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