Win32 Port Efforts (eKA$H)

Mike Alexander mta at
Tue Dec 12 12:17:10 EST 2006

--On December 12, 2006 11:19:24 AM +0100 Christian Stimming 
<stimming at> wrote:

>>> * You replaced the type names GUID by GNC_GUID and CURRENCY by
>>> GNC_CURRENCY, IGNORE by GNC_IGNORE and others. Any reasons for this,
>>> especially the latter two? I vaguely recall GUID being defined in
>>> some winapi header file, but in SVN-trunk apparently there's no
>>> longer a problem with this.
>> The win32 API header files do define GUID, CURRENCY, and IGNORE.
>> The GNC_ versions of these are intended simply to remove this
>> colission.
> I think I'll apply some of the name changes that concern only the .c
> files. But especially the s/GUID/GNC_GUID/ change concerns a lot of
> code, and, as I said, with SVN-trunk we don't observe any problems of
> the potential name collision here. I'd suggest to defer this until we
> actually run into the problem again.

The Windows header files certainly do define those symbols.  Is it 
perhaps the case that SVN-trunk hasn't run into this because it's being 
built with Cygwin instead of MSVC?  Although I did Windows development 
for years, I haven't looked at the Windows port of Gnucash so this may 
be off the wall.

Mike Alexander           mta at
Ann Arbor, MI            PGP key ID: BEA343A6

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