> you have to read the Windows API documentation carefully, and guess at the > things they leave out. Such as, is this routine going to save a copy of this > pointer I'm giving it? Whose going to destroy this construct later? Lots of fun. > That's why Windex, CLAW etc exist; to save you that pain. When I joined the CLAW project I thought it was to make it easier for Ada programs to code Windows programs. Now I realize a lot of its "added value" comes from the knowledge, and automatic checking and "object inventory management", mentioned above..