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c++.windows.32-bits - Actuallity of Windows 32 support?

reply "Robert M. Münch" <robert.muench robertmuench.de> writes:
Hi, I just browsed through the include files to see if these all were
created from scratch. The normal includes are really compact. Than I saw
that all the Win32 stuff are the includes provided by Microsoft. The years
indicated are around 1996, are these still the most actual ones or did
Micorsoft update them?

How is further support for these headers realized? IMO the headers are
copyrighted, right? So Walter always needs to get a license for these files?

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Dec 30 2001
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
You're correct, Digital Mars does need a license to redistribute those files
with the Microsoft copyright in them. Microsoft was kind enough to grant
Digital Mars the necessary license.

"Robert M. Münch" <robert.muench robertmuench.de> wrote in message
news:a0nok1$ke4$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Hi, I just browsed through the include files to see if these all were
 created from scratch. The normal includes are really compact. Than I saw
 that all the Win32 stuff are the includes provided by Microsoft. The years
 indicated are around 1996, are these still the most actual ones or did
 Micorsoft update them?

 How is further support for these headers realized? IMO the headers are
 copyrighted, right? So Walter always needs to get a license for these

 --
 Robert M. Münch
 IT & Management Freelancer
 Mobile: +49 (0)177 2452 802
 Fax   : +49 (0)721 8408 9112
 Web   : http://www.robertmuench.de

Dec 31 2001
parent reply "Robert M. Münch" <robert.muench robertmuench.de> writes:
"Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:a0p83u$1h3i$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 You're correct, Digital Mars does need a license to redistribute those

 with the Microsoft copyright in them. Microsoft was kind enough to grant
 Digital Mars the necessary license.

Hi, I hope they don't charge you anything for it (or if: that's it's not to much). And these are the most actual ones? Not that I care to much, because it seems that DMC++ can handle most Win32 code just for interest. Robert
Dec 31 2001
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"Robert M. Münch" <robert.muench robertmuench.de> wrote in message
news:a0pi6s$1mjr$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
 news:a0p83u$1h3i$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 You're correct, Digital Mars does need a license to redistribute those

 with the Microsoft copyright in them. Microsoft was kind enough to grant
 Digital Mars the necessary license.

Hi, I hope they don't charge you anything for it (or if: that's it's not

 much). And these are the most actual ones? Not that I care to much,

 it seems that DMC++ can handle most Win32 code just for interest. Robert

Microsoft keeps adding to them, but that doesn't make the earlier ones obsolete. Changing any of the existing API functions is beyond anyone's capability!
Dec 31 2001
parent reply "danny" <danny server.hftc.com> writes:
 Microsoft keeps adding to them, but that doesn't make the earlier ones
 obsolete. Changing any of the existing API functions is beyond anyone's
 capability!

I don't use many new features in the api now, but if I use some in the future, maybe DMC++ doesn't support it?
Jan 05 2002
parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"danny" <danny server.hftc.com> wrote in message
news:a18tf6$2236$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Microsoft keeps adding to them, but that doesn't make the earlier ones
 obsolete. Changing any of the existing API functions is beyond anyone's
 capability!

I don't use many new features in the api now, but if I use some in the future, maybe DMC++ doesn't support it?

Since DMC++ supports the interface conventions to the API, and is binary compatible with VC++ data structures, I don't see a reason why it wouldn't support it (although you may need to add in a declaration in a header file).
Jan 06 2002