winhelp mapping

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Wed May 22 14:30:44 CDT 2002

"Eric Pouech" <eric.pouech at> writes:

> it means that we should either:
> 1/ emulate in a different manner the message passing ability of a given version (win16, win9x use a 16 bit global handle ; it seems NT uses a shared page)
> 2/ implement our own winhlp32 executable (with the support of various help formats) in which case we could choose our unique message passing implementation
> for seek of completness, I'd choose 1/
> for seek of code clarity/maintainability, 2/

Clearly we will need to do 2/ anyway for people who don't have a copy
of Windows around. At some point it may be a good idea to support the
NT winhlp32 too; I don't think we should try to support Win98 type
message passing.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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