My Dear Malware,

I am in receipt of your missive complaining of the difficulties you are experiencing in creating new spiritual torments for programmers. May I suggest that you are approaching the problem from the wrong angle. Your idea of creating a new interprocess communication mechanism is good in itself – one can never have too many of these hellish things, and certainly COM and CORBA have caused more misery than most of our other infernal inventions (I except always Unicode), but have you considered something much more simple? For instance, the use of misleading names for functions can be a source of much pain to programmers, and is therefore to be encouraged.

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