[fpc-pascal] TIniFile crash/memory loss

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Thu Mar 31 17:05:35 CEST 2011

On Thu, 31 Mar 2011, Bart wrote:

> When you use TIniFile with CacheUpdates := true, then when you free
> the TIniFile an error can occur if the component was unable to update
> the changes (in UpdateFile), this will then raise an exception, which
> in turn will lead to not calling inherited Destroy, thus leading to
> memory loss, which cannot be prevented anymore in this case.


> Should I report this behaviour as a bug, or is it considered "by design"?
> (My old Delphi does not support the CacheUpdates property, so I cannot
> test how it behaves in Delphi)

Please report it as a bug. Your fix proposal is good.


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