Make more of the OLE interface vtables const

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Sun May 29 21:33:28 CDT 2005

"Andreas Mohr" <andi at> wrote:

> On Sun, May 29, 2005 at 07:05:49PM +0900, Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > Changelog:
> >     Dmitry Timoshkov <dmitry at>
> >     Make more of the OLE interface vtables const.
> You do know that those will *not* end up const?
> filemoniker.c:static const IClassFactoryVtbl FileMonikerCFVtbl =
> objdump -x
> 0008efb0 l     O .data  00000014              FileMonikerCFVtbl
> My suspicion is that this is due to winegcc compile, all other binaries
> with normal compile (e.g. winedump, ...) have all their const data in .rodata segment...
> So, does anybody know what seems to be wrong with winegcc or why it chose to do that?

It appears to be not a winegcc problem. That's how gcc generates pointer tables
(regardless of the pointer type). Although it (gcc) correctly produces warnings
about losing 'const' attribute while passing a pointer to a const table around, it
still places contents of the table into r/w section. I'd call it a gcc limitation,
if not a bug.

Still, IMO that shouldn't prevent us to do the right thing, and declare all
not writeable data as const.

> BTW, I already completely constified programs/ and tools/, will send a patch soon.

Great! Let's make Wine a better place on the planet :-)


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