The way dyld works is different (than dlls on win32 or "shared libraries" on Linux/BSD/etc.), but it most certainly not broken. It's just as flexible as anything else (actually more so, in many respects), you just need to RTFM.
I don't know what there is to complain about. Apple has great customer service. If you want a computer that day, then go to the store and buy one... or call them up and ask "if I order this today, when will I get it?". They aren't going to lie to you.
URLs are Universal Resource Locators. Needlessly using query strings that break when you send a URL to a person on another computer (or another web browser on the same computer) is probably not a good idea if you're doing web development.
So just stop doing it, ok? It sucks for the users, especially if your script totally busts apart at the seams when the non-universal URL is visited by another browser.
I'm well aware of the fact that the slice creates a new list. Either example is going to create a whole lot of useless temporary lists. Granted, the slice version creates almost twice as many, but both are horribly wasteful. I wrote it that way because reverse is in-place and the range syntax is ugly.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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