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Subject: Bug in OLE.xs _Typelibs() function for Win64?
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 18:47:04 -0600
To: bug-Win32-OLE [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Joseph Galbraith <galb [...] vandyke.com>
Hi, The _Typelibs() function is always accessing the "Win32" key when looking up the file path. This can cause problems for the Const module (at least) if the the component doesn't actually have a 32-bit version correctly installed (I'm writing a component that doesn't install a 32-bit version.) I think there are several possibilities, for a solution: 1. We could call "Win32::OLE::Const::_Typelib" for the "Win64" key if it exists and for the "Win32" key. This probably works the best, I think, as _Typelib everything will still work if one of the keys is pointing to a file that no longer exists or is otherwise mis-configured. 2. We could call prefer the "Win64" key, if present, for x64 builds. 3. _Typelibs() could either parse the keyname, or otherwise be told, so that it knows it is looking at the win64 data as opposed to the Wow6432 node, and use the "Win64" key when looking an the win64 data. Do any of these sound like a sane solution? Does my analysis of the situation seem sound? Thanks, Joseph


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