[Haskell-cafe] A small question

J. Garrett Morris trevion at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 16:11:44 EST 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 5:16 AM, Jeremy O'Donoghue <jeremy.odonoghue at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not just Windows Vista. Applications and DLLs compiled with Visual
> Studio 2005 (Express or full version) seem to need it to run on XP as
> well.

I believe the dependency here is version 8 of the Visual C RTL.
Applications that don't touch the RTL don't need to worry about it.

> Basically it contains a list of *exactly* which libraries were used to
> link the application, as well as permissions. It's alleged to
> eliminate DLL hell (which it does by replacing it with Manifest hell).

Since, at least with Microsoft's tools, the manifest is normally
included in the executable image instead of being a separate file, I'm
not sure how they could become confused and/or out of sync, as DLLs
could become.


The man who'd introduced them didn't much like either of them, though
he acted as if he did, anxious as he was to preserve good relations at
all times. One never knew, after all, now did one now did one now did

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