Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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The Fix Is In

I have been fixing a silly number of bugs in the last couple of days.

One of the bugs that I am fixing right now is one that I thought was going to be a horrible amount of work. It turns out that I can fix it rather simply, which I found out after digging through the code.

I just can't *test* the fix, for reasons having to do with Microsoft Excel's lousy handling of COM memory and garbage collection in .NET.

So I am checking in the fix and passing it along to someone who has installed the 32-bit version of Excel, which seems to do a better job of garbage collection than the 64-bit version. That's not what I would have expected, but it is what appears to be true.

Some problems are just annoying.
Tags: c, coding, microsoft, musings, work
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