You don't think about it much until you're knee-deep into disassembling a Windows program, but...coming from a Linux standpoint, embedding files in your desktop program as byte arrays is suuuuuch a trashy thing to do
@Skirmisher i wonder how much of that is rooted in the idea of having exe files represent to the user a complete (obfuscated, opaque) unit of software.
@Skirmisher one time a few years ago an intern asked me what a dll *is* and i reflexively said 'a file with a bunch of shit in it'
@Skirmisher yeah for sure. they quoted me in their end-of-internship presentation to the team hahahahahahaha
@viv it really is (liffy was looking at your profile and realized you had pinned it so I boosted it lol)