Segfault when call kernel32 function

Mumit Khan khan@NanoTech.Wisc.EDU
Mon Jan 10 14:58:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Jamie Guinan wrote:

> Ah!  Got it working now.  When I first tried your suggestion I 
> mistakenly used
>   static const char mode_str[128] = "9600,N,8,1";
>          ^^^^^
> instead of 
>   static char mode_str[128] = "9600,N,8,1";

Yup, the 'const' pretty much kills the reason for making it a writable
buffer ;-)

Glad it worked. Feel free to send a bug report to the OS vendor. I bet
it's going to be fixes as soon as MSVC starts supporting putting const
strings in readonly memory (or perhaps that's *why* MSVC doesn't do it


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