I made a wish, wrote a letter to Santa...

Shachar Shemesh wine-devel at shemesh.biz
Wed Dec 10 01:24:26 CST 2003

Alexandre Julliard wrote:

>"Subhobroto  Sinha" <subhobrotosinha at rediffmail.com> writes:
>>However, soon many of his elves found out that technologies like
>>MFC, WTL, ATL, COM, DCOM, COM+ and other MS bloops were getting too
>>complex to be implemented using plain C, and thus developments in
>>those areas were soon in limbo.
>>But that could be solved using yet another language called C++ - if
>>only Santa would let it be.
>You don't need Santa's permission for that, just go ahead and
>implement DCOM in C++ and show us how easy it is. I suspect you will
>quickly realize that the complexity of the problem does not come from
>having to explicitly pass the this pointer around...
While You are, no doubt, right about the complexity problem, I fail to 
understand the "no C++ in the wine source tree" rule.

We are meant to pick the best tool for the job. While I 100% agree with 
"no C++ in the core Windows DLLs" rule, I think some other areas make 
more sense to use C++ than C. I have not been able to find the prior 
discussions about this matter, though I know we had them.


Shachar Shemesh
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