compiling test.idl with dceidl - bit lairy and archaic

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Jan 19 18:13:16 CST 2005

On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 05:37:24PM -0600, Robert Shearman wrote:

> however we then lose focus on the applications for which we don't have 
> source code for and depend on rpcrt4 being implemented. This is the most 
> common use for Wine! If you have any ideas on how we can solve this, 
> please let me know.

 function proto for RpcEpRegisterA:

					 RPC_BINDING_VECTOR *BindingVector,
                                   UUID_VECTOR *UuidVector, unsigned
				   char *Annotation )

 function proto for rpc_ep_register:

	PUBLIC void rpc_ep_register 
	#ifdef _DCE_PROTO_
	    rpc_if_handle_t             ifspec,
	    rpc_binding_vector_t        *binding_vec,  
	    uuid_vector_t               *object_uuid_vec,
	    unsigned_char_p_t           annotation,
	    unsigned32                  *status
	(ifspec, binding_vec, object_uuid_vec, annotation, status)
	rpc_if_handle_t             ifspec;
	rpc_binding_vector_t        *binding_vec;
	uuid_vector_t               *object_uuid_vec;
	unsigned_char_p_t           annotation;
	unsigned32                  *status;

 _oh_ look, they're almost absolutely identical _except_ for
 microsoft's habit of going "that's stupid to have the status
 as an argument, we can't possibly have _that_, _let's_ return
 it as the return result instead" and my all-time-favourite
 #define UpperCaseBull upper_case_bull trick that had me
 tearing my hair :)

 yes, DCE had to keep compatibility with bug-ugly sod-awful
 c compilers like sunos 4.1.3's "cc".

 i ported samba 1.9.15p6 to a sparc that was slower than a 486 sx25,
 once...  160 functions to be converted to cc format, i wrote some
 _lovely_ vi macros burblburblwitterwitterirrelevantmumblings.


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