The Old New Thing

The goggles, they do nothing!: Gemulator advertisement from 1992

Darek Mihocka, proprietor of, and whom I linked to a few years ago, released the source code to Atari ST emulator Gemulator 9.0, and in celebration, he also posted his 1992 promotional video to YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Warning: It's a really bad video. The music, the hair, the cheesy video effects, the bad acting...

Your program assumes that COM output pointers are initialized on failure; you just don't realize it yet

We saw last time that the COM rules for output pointers are that they must be initialized on return from a function, even if the function fails. The COM marshaller relies on this behavior, but then again, so do you; you just don't realize it yet. If you use a smart pointer library (be it ATL or boost or whatever), you are still relying on ...
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