Bug in MoveFileEx

Marcus Meissner Marcus.Meissner at caldera.de
Fri Feb 1 05:10:17 CST 2002

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 11:58:51AM +0100, Gerhard W. Gruber wrote:
> David Elliott wrote:
> > Okay, so wine supplies the MoveFileEx function (like NT) for all
> > versions.  If you had read the archives you'd know that the chances of
> > hell freezing over are greater than the chances of version specific
> > behavior being added to Wine.
> Is this a principle decision for wine or is this just resignation that
> it would be almost impossible to promise such a thing? I think this may

This is a principle decision.

Adding version checks leads to certain madness and insanity, and creates
undebuggable problems.

> be also a philosophical question but I think that wine tries to emulate
> windows. This means to me that we should emulate windows where we know
> how it is to be done. Of course there will be a great many places where
> this is not the case, but this should be considered a bug IMO. I didn't
> read the archives, because it's quite some text to read, so if you could
> be a more specific if this has already been decided on, then I would
> appreciate a pointer.

Apply common sense and clean implementation first.

Use version checks only when absolutely needed.
Ciao, Marcus

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