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

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 12 16:40:42 CEST 2001

On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Mark Myatt wrote:

> 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.

Well, Microsoft do change their minds, but when we first looked into
changing, yes it was clearcut.

> 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.

Well, pedump.exe will tell you, as will quick view on a well-equipped

It's the standard ones (kernel, user32, advapi, gdi as I recall) plus
comctl32, version and wsock32.

With rw1030 two weeks off, it's a bit irrelevant (since the answer is
different there).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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