shell32 patch 20

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Sat Jan 24 21:47:31 CST 2004

"Rolf Kalbermatter" <rolf.kalbermatter at> wrote:

> I was under the impression that it was desirable to cross compile as many
> dlls as possible in different environments.

Yes, that's a desirable task, but only if does not require to break Wine
source accomplishing it.

> shell32 has currently only a
> few reasons why it can't be compiled and linked in Visual C and I think it
> is a good idea to improve on that.

Improve, not break, or make the things uglier.

> This of course isn't any reason but maybe an indication: native shell32 does
> not import RtlCreateUnicodeStringFromAsciiz() either.

That fact actually simply proves that Wine's implementation is completely
independent from a Microsoft one, nothing more.


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