The Win32 HANDLE type under D2

Stewart Gordon smjg_1998 at
Sat Feb 4 11:32:18 PST 2012

Under D1, has HANDLE it as a typedef of void*.  While I forget 
whether they're actually pointers.  I guess it fits given that the C headers define it as 
void* and that handles are fundamentally different from pointers from an app's point of view.

Under D2, has it as an alias of void*.

In the WindowsAPI bindings, the definition of HANDLE is versioned to this effect.

But there ought to be a better way of dealing with it.  Anyone got any thoughts?  Are 
there any plans at the moment for the future of the HANDLE type?


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