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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I have no idea what "algorithm" they use to determine that since I use it all the time.
    • Indeed now that I see most of the installed software that I use is marked as "used rarely", even though I actually use it quite frequently: the count is probably taken from "official" launchers like the menu entries or icons on the desktop (which I don't have), in fact e.g. Adobe Reader itself which is used quite often has that stigma too - but generally on downloaded or generated documents. Indeed I didn't expect anything particularly different: it was just a funny remark, because probably perl.exe is one

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      -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__
      • You know, that makes me think of something...

        Windows XP is supposed to 'optimize' application performance based on how often you use the application, clustering the application files closely together on the faster accessed (? not clear on this) tracks of the disk (or something).

        I wonder if it uses the same criteria for determining which applications are frequently used as you see in the uninstall application. If so, it's seriously flawed. I also have often seen applications that I use frequently labeled as rarely used. I _think_ I've seen applications I never or very rarely use as labeled used often, but I'm less clear on this.
        • Windows XP is supposed to 'optimize' application performance based on how often you use the application, clustering the application files closely together on the faster accessed (? not clear on this) tracks of the disk (or something).

          Speaking of which, I wonder whether it can be tricked into thinking an application is used more frequently than it really is... or "is"!

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          -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__