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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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GeneralWhy Microsoft Disgusts Me Today Pin
Rick York12-Mar-19 8:46
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Last October I submitted a bug report [^] and made several comments elaborating on the problem. It has to do with the FileVersionInfo family of API functions and how the their build process is broken because programs are linked to the wrong libraries which don't contain the relevant functions. There have been several updates since then and I install them all and the problem hasn't been fixed yet.

I had actually written this off as yet another Microsoft-ism but I noticed they finally replied to my report :

"Thank you for your feedback. We have determined that this issue belongs to the Windows platform. Please provide feedback using Windows 10 feedback hub store app. For more information, see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4021566/windows-10-send-feedback-to-microsoft-with-feedback-hub-app"

What the ...? this is most definitely NOT a platform problem. It is a problem with their linker configuration because VS207 links my programs with the wrong libraries which are either not present or do not contain those functions. There is no work-around available other than not using those functions so I have to implement similar functionality myself in a different way.

Roll eyes | :rolleyes:

This is really getting tiresome. I am not sure I want to bother reporting the other issues I have run into. One is very annoying because it requires that we install the redistributable package. I wanted to use static linking but that is not an option.

-edit- because of this problem, I can't use the statically linked version. WTF | :WTF: /edit

BTW - the problem is still present in today's 15.9.9 update. I tried it and that attempt inspired this rant.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"


modified 12-Mar-19 16:39pm.

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