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Archive for May 18th, 2022

On Windows, keep the lifetime of relative pathnames as short as possible because of thread-safety issues

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/18

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GetFullPathName thread-unsafety because of SetCurrentDirectory isn’t, so derived functions (like Delphi GetDir/ChDir/TPath.GetFullPath, or .NET System.IO.Path.GetFullPath) are not thread-safe either (via The Old New Thing)

A while ago I got a big reminder because of [Wayback] What are these dire multithreading consequences that the GetFullPathName documentation is trying to warn me about? | The Old New Thing:

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