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Why does HRESULT begin with H when it’s not a handle to anything? – The Old New Thing

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/02/06

Interesting bit of history: [WayBackWhy does HRESULT begin with H when it’s not a handle to anything? – The Old New Thing.

TL;DR:

  1. It used to be a handle
  2. Few programs cared about the underlying objects
  3. Managing the underlying objects was way too expensive
  4. It got trimmed down to a number, but the name stuck

–jeroen

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