func or pFunc in tests ?

GOUJON Alexandre ale.goujon at
Sun May 27 11:19:51 CDT 2012

On 05/27/2012 05:08 PM, Juan Lang wrote:
> <snip>
> Basically, if the function is available on all versions of Windows
> that the test bot runs on, use func.  If it's not available on some
> versions, and you need to test whether it's available to avoid a
> non-running test, use pFunc instead.
> Regarding the history, a lot of the usage of pFunc in the tests is for
> Windows 95/98/ME, which we no longer test on, so their continued use
> is "legacy." That's not true in all cases, e.g. often a function
> wasn't available in Windows NT 4.0 either.
So my plan is to submit my test to the WineTestBot and see if some 
Windows version complain.

FYI, I've read [1] from [2]  and the content seems to be a bit outdated 
/ not complete.
Documenting is not funniest part but would also help GSoC people.

Anyway, thanks for the explanation and the historical part, it makes 
sense now.
[1] :
[2] :

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