_impure_ptr uninitialized in DLLs?

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Wed Jul 5 11:44:00 GMT 2000

On Wed, Jul 05, 2000 at 12:50:29PM +0100, Fifer, Eric wrote:
>Starting with the Jul-01 snapshot, something changed with the handling
>of _impure_ptr so that within a newly compiled DLL its value is NULL.
>Previously compiled DLLs continue to work.  Presumably this is related
>to the restructuring of user_data.
>I'll try to hunt down the problem, but thought I should report it in
>the meantime.

I see the problem.  I don't know how to solve it yet but I'm
working on it.

I'm glad that you found this.  If we'd released a version of the Cygwin
DLL with this problem there would have been hell-to-pay.


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