Re: reference

James Kanze <>
Wed, 9 Apr 2008 03:18:09 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 9, 8:30 am, wrote:

One of the confusion for windows programming is there are so many
data type.

some of the type are in here


Does any one agree so too - MS programming has so many
confusing data type that standard C++ only has a few ??!

The few times I've programmed against the Windows interface,
I've found just the opposite to be true: MS doesn't seem to have
enough different data types to keep things straight. It's nice
to say that everything is a HANDLE, but it's even nicer to get a
compiler error if I try to lock a mutex using a handle returned
from CreateFile. (The older parts of Posix aren't much better,
since open returns an int, which can just as easily be passed to
a function expecting a process id. In the newer parts, however,
pthread_t cannot be passed to a function expecting a

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