[fpc-devel] Widestrings in win32

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Jun 17 12:52:53 CEST 2007

> On Sat, 16 Jun 2007, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > Good, so now we are COM compatible again? This because I am planning to port
> > the OpenOffice bridge.
> > 
> > However that uses COM _and_ packages. (though I hope to get rid of the
> > need for pacakges)
> How can it require packages ? Packages are just a distribution tool.
> The code itself should in no way refer to packages ?

I don't exactly know why, but the program doesn't work when you turn
packages off. (note that FPC fails in yet another point)

I have to inspect it further, but I suspect he defines an own COM component,
which is then registered (which is maybe only possible for a DLL), but at
the same time he doesn't really master EXE-DLL communication (using non
automated), thus made it a package. The source is quite a mess (Clootie's
btw, but earlier work)

That's why I have some hope it can be eliminated.

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