MSVCP80 implementation

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Mon Dec 22 20:51:31 CST 2008

Vitaliy Margolen wrote:
> louis at wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>   I'm attempting to get software to run which requires some functions in
>> MSVCP80 to be implemented.
> You need to install msvc2005 redistributable runtime. The simplest way is
> using winetricks:
> Implementing all that is a huge waste of time.
Legally speaking, we should start implementing all of the functions in 
the Win32/Win64 API.


If you feel that you have the technical capabilities and can understand 
the method of implementing code in a clean room environment, please go 
ahead and start working on this.  Remember, test cases first that prove 
what the Win32/64 API does with this dll as implemented through Windows 
and then code the dll's functions.  Remember:  You cannot do this if you 
EVER looked at Windows code for this dll or attempt to reverse engineer 
it.  There are many legal reasons for this, the biggest is that 
Microsoft can attempt to shutdown this project.

For now, Vitally's suggestion is what we are using to implement this 
dll's functionality.

James McKenzie

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