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Re: [TSVN] VBScript for comparing two MS Word documents

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-11 09:41:51 CEST

SteveKing wrote:
> Molle Bestefich wrote:
> > On some of my machines, I do not have Windows Scripting Host installed.
> > It's on purpose, since it keeps the most common 90% of all vira from
> > hitting those boxes.
> There are other ways to secure a computer. For example, you don't have
> to remove the scripting host but only deactivate the corresponding
> activex control.

Fair enough, but removing WSH is by far the best method ;-).

> > It seems nasty to rely on WSH being installed - the feature should be
> > implemented as a .exe which invokes the relevant COM objects instead,
> > IMHO.
> Don't take this the wrong way, but just because you removed a tool
> that's required we're not going to rewrite the whole scripts.

"required" as in "a new requirement in TSVN starting with the next version".

Which is exactly the point - TSVN is going to start to rely on a
Windows feature that is by no means mandatory to have installed. Sort
of like relying on Internet Explorer or MSN Messenger being installed.

> And if I'm not completely mistaken, some other features of Windows won't
> work anymore either if you remove the scripting host.

Like what?

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Received on Mon Jul 11 09:42:14 2005

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