Regression Test - kernel atom test

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Thu Oct 3 20:21:19 CDT 2002

"Dmitry Timoshkov" <dmitry at> writes:

> 1. MS eventually will drop support for NT4 someday (as they did for Win95)
> and it's better IMO to have it mind now than try to catch up later.

Sure, once applications start depending on Win2000 features/bugs we'll
have to implement them. But we don't know yet which of these features
will be important; and implementing every single one of them is a huge
waste of time since the vast majority of them will never matter.

> 2. What to do with GlobalGetAtomName on short buffer and GlobalDeleteAtom
> tests which behave differently under different Windows implementations?
> Drop them altogether?

Yes. If a test does not behave consistently, it means it doesn't test
an exported feature of the API, but just a random side effect. These
tests are useless and should be dropped, unless we identify an app
that relies on the side effect.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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