WIP RPC test code (RFC): rpc_K01-pre2.diff

Greg Turner gmturner007 at ameritech.net
Sun Jan 5 22:53:40 CST 2003

On Sunday 05 January 2003 05:15 pm, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> Eric Pouech <eric.pouech at wanadoo.fr> writes:
> > what about an environment variable ?
> > we already use something like this for the wineserver (WINESERVER),
> > the wine console (WINECONSOLE)... why not rpcss (WINERPCSS) ?
> I don't think we want a separate environment variable for every
> single Wine program. Simply setting the correct WINEDLLPATH should be
> enough (and runtest should be doing that already AFAICS).

I think this is also not cross platform portable.  I probably need to 
generate a matrix of _s.c, _c.c, and .h files for powermac/linux, 
sparc, ia64, er.. what was the list again?  Ugh.  That approach is not 
going to scale very gracefully... widl, once it is capable, is the 
easy-to-identify solution, but presumably the full infrastructure that 
would allow RPC stub generation would be quite an undertaking... all 
those nasty modes, /Oi.* business, architecture switches, and, perhaps 
worst of all, format-string generation... probably a barrel of snakes 
in there alone.

I guess, the real answer, is go brush up on my bison skills... until 
then, I guess a matrix of files is the best I can do.  

I plan to implement that using the library aproach mentioned by Eric, 
instead of the one-big-exe approach, also mentioned by Eric, to achieve 
this.  It's more verbose, but, it supports the needs of a multiplatform 
test, and is the more elegant solution w.r.t. widl in this intermediate 
stage: widl can very nearly generate the stringinput.h I would need for 
libraries, whereas with this /rename trick, I had to use MIDL's 

I think you shouldn't comitt my K01 until I fix some of that stuff; it 
will probably break a lot of trees to throw it into CVS in this 
condition.  Hopefully, I can figure out the basic make incantations, 
and if not, well, you will hear from me.


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