wow, there are more win64 apps than I thought...

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Sun Dec 21 05:20:54 CST 2008

On Sun, 21 Dec 2008, David Laight wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 02:00:14AM +0100, Francois Gouget wrote:
> > 
> > But Microsoft decided that since Windows application programmers have 
> > never encountered the word 'portability' even once in their life, they 
> > could not be expected to have understood the difference between 'int' 
> > and 'long', and thus would likely be so upset if 'long' where ever to 
> > change size that they might commit suicide in droves. So they decided 
> > that 'long' would remain 32bits.
> Not only Windows application programmers....
> What type to you think PDWORD_PTR is ?

'unsigned __int64' why? 

Essentially, it's only the XXX_PTR types that are 64bits in Win64. I.e. 
it's only in those integer types that you can put a pointer.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at>    
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