cab_G_00-pre1 (RFC)

Eric Pouech pouech-eric at
Sat Aug 16 07:02:17 CDT 2003

> Looking at msvcrt's code, it starts to look like a bit much.  Take a peek at 
> dlls/msvcrt/file.c, "_open" and "MSVCRT__sopen" functions to get an idea of 
> what I was hoping to avoid.  
msvcrt does a lot more than you need (and also a bit more than the 
standard C library).

> Looking at dlls/kernel/file.c, somehow things 
> are much simpler (!?).  I will do some experimentation with "_lopen" and co. 
> (and read the api doc on MSDN) but presumably -- hopefully, judging by the 
> names -- the "_l" API's will be close enough to "_open" & co. to avoid some 
> cut-and-paste development.  
Normally, the _l* API is very close to the C standard library, but 
moving to the win32 API is not too hard.

> If not... there's more than one way to skin a 
> cat.
Windows surely does provide lots of tools for this to happen

Eric Pouech

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