[fpc-devel] Some more THandle problems

Sergei Gorelkin sergei_gorelkin at mail.ru
Sat Nov 20 15:00:17 CET 2010

Marco van de Voort пишет:
> In our previous episode, Sergei Gorelkin said:
>>> 2. THandleStream has a field FHandle which is defined as Integer. Now 
>>> this handle is filled either by the constructor which takes an Integer 
>>> as well or by e.g. TFileStream which gets its handle from 
>>> FileOpen/FileCreate. Those return a THandle and you might guess what 
>>> happens if a value >= 2^32 is returned. ^^
>> 1 and 2 fixed in rev. 16383
> Is it wise to recycle thandle for that? Windows has a system where all
> handles are of the same type, but other systems might not. (and have
> different handles for e.g. dynloaded shared libs and files).
I won't say it is very wise, but it is anyway more consistent than using both THandle and 
Integer/Longint to represent the same handle type (namely file handles) all over the place.


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