August 22, 2006
It seems to me as if std.c.windows.windows has the stuff which describes data structures and functions for kernel32. However I just had to pull some info out of the dmc include folder to work with clipboard related functions. I am curious why dmd links with user32 and kernel32 but does not seem to have a D version of winuser.h?
August 23, 2006
nobody wrote:
> It seems to me as if std.c.windows.windows has the stuff which describes data structures and functions for kernel32. However I just had to pull some info out of the dmc include folder to work with clipboard related functions. I am curious why dmd links with user32 and kernel32 but does not seem to have a D version of winuser.h?

Because translating the Win32 headers is a work in progress.

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?WindowsAPI

Stewart.

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August 23, 2006
Stewart Gordon wrote:
> nobody wrote:
>> It seems to me as if std.c.windows.windows has the stuff which describes data structures and functions for kernel32. However I just had to pull some info out of the dmc include folder to work with clipboard related functions. I am curious why dmd links with user32 and kernel32 but does not seem to have a D version of winuser.h?
> 
> Because translating the Win32 headers is a work in progress.
> 
> http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?WindowsAPI
> 
> Stewart.
> 

Thanks for the reply and the link. I can understand that translating the full collection of Win32 headers is a large task. I was curious why winuser in particular was not translated if kernel32 and user32 are linked by default for every build.
August 23, 2006
nobody wrote:
> Stewart Gordon wrote:
>> nobody wrote:
>>> It seems to me as if std.c.windows.windows has the stuff which describes data structures and functions for kernel32. However I just had to pull some info out of the dmc include folder to work with clipboard related functions. I am curious why dmd links with user32 and kernel32 but does not seem to have a D version of winuser.h?
>>
>> Because translating the Win32 headers is a work in progress.
>>
>> http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?WindowsAPI
>>
>> Stewart.
>>
> 
> Thanks for the reply and the link. I can understand that translating the full collection of Win32 headers is a large task. I was curious why winuser in particular was not translated if kernel32 and user32 are linked by default for every build.

I believe the windows headers that come with D are the ones which were needed for Empire to compile. I think they were expanded a bit beyond that, but it explains why the selection of functions is a bit odd; they were added as required.
August 23, 2006
Don Clugston wrote:
> nobody wrote:
>> Stewart Gordon wrote:
>>> nobody wrote:
>>>> It seems to me as if std.c.windows.windows has the stuff which describes data structures and functions for kernel32. However I just had to pull some info out of the dmc include folder to work with clipboard related functions. I am curious why dmd links with user32 and kernel32 but does not seem to have a D version of winuser.h?
>>>
>>> Because translating the Win32 headers is a work in progress.
>>>
>>> http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?WindowsAPI
>>>
>>> Stewart.
>>>
>>
>> Thanks for the reply and the link. I can understand that translating the full collection of Win32 headers is a large task. I was curious why winuser in particular was not translated if kernel32 and user32 are linked by default for every build.
> 
> I believe the windows headers that come with D are the ones which were needed for Empire to compile. I think they were expanded a bit beyond that, but it explains why the selection of functions is a bit odd; they were added as required.

That would certainly make sense. Thanks!
August 25, 2006
nobody wrote:
> Don Clugston wrote:
<snip>
>> I believe the windows headers that come with D are the ones which were needed for Empire to compile. I think they were expanded a bit beyond that, but it explains why the selection of functions is a bit odd; they were added as required.
> 
> That would certainly make sense. Thanks!

Indeed, std.c.windows.windows doesn't correspond to any particular standard Windows header.  It's just Walter's practice of adding stuff as and when he needs it.

However, it appears that Empire was written around std.c.windows.windows, rather than the other way round.  In particular, for some reason I never established the old Empire D code worked around the (since fixed) broken declarations of DLGPROC et al.

Stewart.

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