shlfolder test fails on my system

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at
Sat Oct 9 01:41:03 CDT 2004

Well, I tried to shuffle the order of creation of these files. The results I got
was as follows:
- On windows I was getting "sorted by name" order.
- On Linux I was getting creation order.

I tested XP, 2003 and 98 all with same results. So my assumption was that I
would always get the "sorted by name" order from windows no meter what. I could
be wrong here. If this is the case it has something to do with SHFolder's
heading information, that we currently ignore.

I'll submit an improved patch tomorrow. There are few more things I wanted to
test with this setup as well.

Friday, October 8, 2004, 1:23:27 AM, you wrote:

> I get among other failures in other dlls one at the recently added shlfolder
> test in shell32. It fails for the three cases where it probably is supposed to
> compare testdir with test1.txt, test2.txt, and test3.txt.

> While my first idea was a difference in character weighting and comparison I
> did some more investigations and it seems the test does make specific assumptions
> as to in which order IEnumIDList should return filenames. The test assumes they
> are returned in the order as they were created. IEnumIDList is basically creating
> that list through FindFirstFile and FindNextFile.

> Is FindFirstFile/FindNextFile really supposed to return items in a particular order
> or is the test making assumptions which happen to work for some systems accidentally?

> Rolf Kalbermatter

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