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Re: double underscores in autoconf-defined symbol names

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: double underscores in autoconf-defined symbol names
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 09:47:23 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Keith MARSHALL wrote:

Vadim Zeitlin wrote:
From your example, it appears that you are searching for functions
using their "uglified" Microsoft names.

That may be true, but other platforms (including Linux) deal in ugly
header file internals.  The reason for it with Microsoft is that the
names beginning with underscores don't match the behavior of the similarly-named POSIX names.

The MinGW port of GCC for Win32 defines aliases for most of these
ugly function names, with the leading underscore removed; I think

...and unlike Microsoft's headers, MinGW's are not designed to be maintainable or readable - just random cut/paste excerpts from other headers.

Thomas E. Dickey

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