[wix-devs] WIXBUG3704 - Allow access to persisted variables from related bundles

Ron Martin cpuwzd at comcast.net
Tue May 4 09:51:02 PDT 2021

Some of the things I thought about before making my suggestion:

If all of the strings we store in the registry (in this context) are 
differentiated by their first character,
many new types can be added later if necessary. A single switch 
statement can be used to separate the type. Unrecognized types can be 
passed through extensions.

The registry was not designed for flexibility or extensibility. Binary 
data can be organized for
straight-forward decoding, just as string data, but for debugging 
purposes, it is much easier
to decode strings than raw binary representation of multiple data 

Registry strings should not be used to store binary data in its raw form 
because there is a
potential for truncation when a null character is encountered. Registry 
strings are constrained
to UTF-16 with no encoding prefix.


On 5/4/2021 11:27 AM, Hoover, Jacob wrote:
> easier to handle.
> *From:* wix-devs <wix-devs-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> *On Behalf Of 
> *Ron Martin via wix-devs
> *Sent:* Friday, April 30, 2021 2:49 PM
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> *Cc:* Ron Martin <cpuwzd at comcast.net>
> *Subject:* Re: [wix-devs] WIXBUG3704 - Allow access to persisted 
> variables from related bundles

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