[PATCH] Open file in binary mode to work around a windows bug

Steven Edwards winehacker at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 10:46:25 CDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Rob Shearman <robertshearman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/9/9 Dmitry Timoshkov <dmitry at codeweavers.com>:
>> "Steven Edwards" <winehacker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> [PATCH] Open file in binary mode to work around a windows bug
>> What bug is that? If that's a Windows bug why Wine needs to be patched?
> It's not a bug. When opening a file in text mode on Windows, all LFs
> will be converted to CRLFs. Typelib files are binary and therefore
> random parts of the typelib data
> will seemingly be corrupted when read.
> The patch is correct, even if the description isn't.

Sorry I should have said "Allow opening files in binary mode to avoid
corruption from text mode on Windows" or some such. I know the line
LF/CRLF stuff is not really a bug as there is not a standard that says
"All line endings should follow the Unix method" I just view the
historic dos/windows usage as a bug.

If Alexandre does not apply it I will resend.

Steven Edwards

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