Re: [NTLK] Device Dependant Code Question

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 22:23:38 EST

on 04/03/02 22:00, Newt Rutherford at wrote:

> Does anyone on the list have a copy of Healthmate and the knowledge to check
> this out for me? Being that the company is out of business I'm desperate...
> thanks,
> Perry
>> Unless the application uses native functions (compiled code), it is
>> certainly possible to make the application "forget" about checking the
>> Newton serial number, which I presume is the Newton internal number you're
>> referring to.
>> However, without being able to examine the package, it's anybody guess...

I most likely have the knowledge, but lack a copy of Healthmate. Anybody
wants to do a trade? I'll trade you a little bit of my knowledge for a copy
of Healthmate ;-)


Laurent Daudelin            <>
Logiciels Nemesys Software

elephantine adj.: Used of programs or systems that are both conspicuous hogs (owing perhaps to poor design founded on brute force and ignorance) and exceedingly hairy in source form. An elephantine program may be functional and even friendly, but (as in the old joke about being in bed with an elephant) it's tough to have around all the same (and, like a pachyderm, difficult to maintain). In extreme cases, hackers have been known to make trumpeting sounds or perform expressive proboscatory mime at the mention of the offending program. Usage: semi-humorous. Compare `has the elephant nature' and the somewhat more pejorative monstrosity. See also second-system effect and baroque.

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