The Win32::API module is a nice bit of technology but can be a bit desperate to use. Its not very perl-like. (e.g. you have to pre-allocate strings before passing into the API)
IMHO, there is a nice chunk of work for people to do in adding Win32 support to standard CPAN modules using the Win32::API stuff.
This would allow:
- Most people stay away from the pain which is Win32::API
- More scripts written to use 'standard' CPAN modules "just work" on Win32 because the support is in the module
- Err...thats it
So if you do something funky with the API, consider how it might be rolled into an existing CPAN module and/or provide the same interface.
Oh...and one thing which might help regarding functions in modules is mentioned in the WIn32::API docs themselves. 'Quick View' on a DLL will show you which functions are exported.
This isn't ideal since you still need to leaf through DLLs (kernel32.dll has most things I need) and also for some reason you can't copy + paste from the Quick View, so you can't get the information out of the tool.
Rant rant. There is a Windows NT tool to extract the information I need. It doesn't let me export this information in a usable format. That sucks.
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