www.digitalmars.com         C & C++   DMDScript  

digitalmars.D - Does anyone else think that std.c.windows.windows needs to be replaced?

reply "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
To be honest, it's a pretty sad little module.  It's missing a ton of 
functionality and hasn't really changed since it became part of phobos.

I was thinking of alternatives.  There is a wonderfully done translation of 
the windows headers here: 
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA028375/d/windows.h.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dy.%2Btomino%2Bwindows%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG

Note that while it's in English, it doesn't make much sense.  Japanese -> 
English computer translators leave something to be desired ;)

Also note that the "Windows.h for D" download is a 7zip archive; if you 
don't have 7zip, you can get it from the little superscript 1 link right 
after the "Windows.h for D" link.

I've been using these headers for a while now and I can't find anything 
wrong with them.  Except that if I want to distribute stuff that depends on 
them, I have to distribute them as well.

I was wondering if perhaps these headers could replace 
std.c.windows.windows.  They have A and W versions of most 
functions/structs, and include far more than std.c.windows.windows does. 
Jul 04 2005
parent reply Stewart Gordon <Stewart_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dabpk3$1b4f$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Jarrett 
Billingsley says...

 To be honest, it's a pretty sad little module.  It's missing a 
 ton of functionality and hasn't really changed since it became 
 part of phobos.
 
 I was thinking of alternatives.  There is a wonderfully done 
 translation of the windows headers here: 
 http://translate.google.com/translate?l=en&sl=ja&u=http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA028375/d/windows.h.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dy.%2Btomino%2Bwindows%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG

I've seen this one already. But unless it's been updated since I looked, it's actually rather bloated and has a few quirks. digitalmars.D/17639 I'm in the process of turning it into something more wonderful.... BTW for some of us, very long URLs don't work well. The web interface also doesn't linkify URLs containing question marks properly. You might find this useful: http://tinyurl.com/ I've just worked its magic on your link: http://tinyurl.com/75o8x Stewart.
Jul 04 2005
parent "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Stewart Gordon" <Stewart_member pathlink.com> wrote in message 
news:dabv7f$1gdi$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 I've seen this one already.  But unless it's been updated since
 I looked, it's actually rather bloated and has a few quirks.

 digitalmars.D/17639

Ah, I see what you mean. I would imagine it's because they weren't translated by hand, but with a script. However, they're still _far_ more complete than std.c.windows.windows.
 I'm in the process of turning it into something more
 wonderful....

Sounds good! Be sure to let us know of your progress.
 BTW for some of us, very long URLs don't work well.  The web
 interface also doesn't linkify URLs containing question marks
 properly.  You might find this useful:

 http://tinyurl.com/

 I've just worked its magic on your link:

 http://tinyurl.com/75o8x

Thanks for that. Yet another reason to have a real forum... ;)
Jul 04 2005