[R] Is this a minor bug in RGUI.EXE?

Mark Myatt mark at myatt.demon.co.uk
Tue Jun 12 15:51:55 CEST 2001

Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes (regarding static
compilation of RGUI.EXE to include library functions residing in

>You can't.  MSVCRT.DLL supposedly depends on the OS (95/98/NT/2000), and
>furthermore is not re-distributable.  (It is if you use VC++, but we do
>not.)  Yes, a lot of problems are traceable to rogue MSVCRT.DLLs or other
>system dlls.

Are you sure about this? I have been using an ActiveX control (AddFlow
from Lassalle Technologies, http://www.lassalle.com) that claims to
have a version that is ...

        "statically linked with the Microsoft shared DLLs (mfc42.dll,
        msvcrt.dll). The advantage is that it does not need those DLLs
        to work."

Perhaps this .OCX was written with VC++. Seems likely.

Anyway, I've sold the problem here.

BTW, Is there a system .DLL dependency list for RGUI.EXE? The only
reference that I can find in the documentation is to MSVCRT.DLL from
rw1020 onwards.


Mark Myatt

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