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  1. Allow disabling character-set-independent function aliases in Win32 API

    Many functions in the Windows API are offered in both Unicode and ANSI variants - for example, CreateFileW and CreateFileA - and the header sets a preprocessor define CreateFile that resolves to one of the two based on whether UNICODE is defined.

    This means that any file which includes windows.h is getting these macros dumped into the global namespace - which causes problems if we want to have a function named 'CreateFile' in our own code (even in our own namespaces/classes).

    We'd be much happier if we could just avoid defining these macros entirely, to avoid any possible issues. We're…

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