What’s that awful directory name under WindowsWinSxS?

As the Visual C++ Runtimes version 8.0 is now a side-by-side component, you may have seen what looks like an unreasonably complexly named path from which parts of the CRT are loaded. “Golly, what can they possibly be thinking – creating a directory whose name is full of underscores, numbers, and dots?” The good news…

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Making an MSM from whole cloth – Series Intro

Not too long ago, I was asked to provide a set of merge modules for an external team. The restriction was that they could accept an exe whose output was the merge module in question, and it had to generate stable – based on the content – component IDs. I’m being cagy because the team…

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