VC++ demangling tool

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Wed Feb 8 08:01:26 CST 2006

Andreas Mohr wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 01:31:23PM +0100, Detlef Riekenberg wrote:
>>Am Dienstag, den 07.02.2006, 22:48 +0100 schrieb Michael Stefaniuc:
>>>Why not make winedump a Wine app 
>>Please do not do that.
>>winedump now works on windows without an wine-specific dll.
Huh? Who said something about using a wine-specific dll? Though i do not 
know if the imagehlp and dbghelp dlls come by default with Windows. But 
i figure you should be able to get them with the SDK.
What makes more sense is to say that winedump runs on any POSIX or maybe 
even standard C systems without requiring the Wine overhead.

> I second that.
> winedump has the potential to become a very powerful yet small universally
> usable tool. Adding a hard wine dependency would hurt a lot.
"Has the potential" like in HR speak in job references meaning "has the 
potential but failed to use it" ... . Just do a cvs log on 
tools/winedump/msmangle.c and dlls/msvcrt/undname.c .
I see the technical reasons why winedump needs it's own name demangling 
(the mangled name is easier to parse and generate code out of it). But 
for getting a human readable demangled name the __unDName() function is 
WAY better. If that's not the target audience for "winedump sym" then 
there is space for a Wine app that can be called undname.


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