Act.Python build100: win32ui.pyd error

Jay Krell jay.krell at cornell.edu
Sun Sep 17 03:18:52 CEST 2000


>except that in my work machine Win98 SE the damned things are present
>even though the MSDN says that they're unsupported. A typical example of
>win32 is not win32.

That's not unusual. Consider all the *W APIs. CreateFileW, CreateEventW,
etc.
It is a bit surprising, though
    Win9x contemporary with NTx tends to have all the exports, even if some
just return ERROR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED or somesuch.

So the result is that you can't depend on exported or not, but have to go on
version. Like TryEnterCriticalSection, etc.. I think it is also exported on
some Win9xs, but never implemented.

Win32 is definitely not Win32. There are n versions of it, where n is sort
of 2, sort of more. I consider it a great example of why Java can't succeed
on "WORA" -- n companies with n code bases probably cannot do what one
company with two code bases failed to do..

 - Jay

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Becker <robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
To: python-list at python.org <python-list at python.org>
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2000 7:26 AM
Subject: Re: Act.Python build100: win32ui.pyd error


>In article <004501c01fe5$f746d480$b72579a5 at jayk4>, Jay Krell
><jay.krell at cornell.edu> writes
>>>From: Robin Becker <robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk>
>>>the base win32all-134.exe for 2.0b1 ie win32ui.pyd refers to ToUnicodeEx
>>>in user32.dll; this seems not to be present in win95 versions of user32;
>>
>>Indeed.
>>http://home.netcomcom/~jaykrell/Win95-Kernel32-Exports.txt
>>http://home.netcomcom/~jaykrell/Win95-User32-Exports.txt
>>
>>And ToUnicode and ToUnicodeEx are both unsupported on all versions of
>>Win95/98 according to MSDN. They just happen to sometimes be exported. I
>>assume they are only called based on GetVersion/GetVersionEx.
>>
>> ..Jay
>>
>>
>except that in my work machine Win98 SE the damned things are present
>even though the MSDN says that they're unsupported. A typical example of
>win32 is not win32.
>--
>Robin Becker
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