dbghelp functions are A only

Vincent Béron vberon at mecano.gme.usherb.ca
Fri Oct 8 12:56:33 CDT 2004

Le ven 08/10/2004 à 13:48, Eric Pouech a écrit :
> Vincent Béron a écrit :
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I noticed that dbghelp's functions are only implemented as A variant,
> > while MSDN says they're available as either Unicode or Ascii variant.
> > Should we rename the current ones A and create stub W before properly
> > implementing in W and make the A call the W?
> you shouldn't rename to A (at leat in the .spec files), because, sadly 
> enough, MS didn't use for dbghelp the standard A/W naming, but started 
> with pure ASCII functions (without any A suffix), and then added unicode 
> afterwards.

You know better than me. I only noticed in MSDN that those functions
were available as both Ascii and Unicode variant. And as MSDN doesn't
document the A or W version but only the postfix-less variant with
TCHARs, it's a bit difficult for me to judge how this should be handled.

> anyway, I still wonder why you would need unicode for debugging info 
> (you would need them for the file names) ? I don't know of a programming 
> language with variables outside the 7bit range (at least not for C, C++, 
> asm... which are currently supported in debugging)

I have no idea for which languages this would be needed, only that it
looks like it's provided by MS and our implementation looked (at first
look) different.


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