[fpc-devel] Widestrings in win32

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Jun 17 15:33:41 CEST 2007

On Sun, 17 Jun 2007, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> > 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)

Sound like a real kludge. Good luck disentangling that one :/

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

Hmmm. COM is a mess. 

The openoffice one doubly so, because there is no TLB to import. 
It's all runtime binding. I had a hell of a time automating it :/


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