[fpc-pascal] ExpandFileName failure on long filenames on Linux

Bart bartjunk64 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 31 16:55:06 CEST 2013

On 8/31/13, Tomas Hajny <XHajT03 at hajny.biz> wrote:
> Now, as you have already found out yourself too, it is not an issue with
> ExpandFileName only, but also with the overloaded version of GetDir
> returning ansistring but still limited to 255 characters. I could provide
> a workaround for ExpandFileName (using SysUtils.GetCurrentDir and
> basically replicating the implementation of System.GetDir under Windows
> except for using ansistrings), but fixing the ansistring overloaded
> version of System.GetDir sound as a more appropriate option to me.

I was unable to test under Windows, but because the offending code is
in a generic inc file, I suspect it happens on Windows as well.

On Linux I saw several file related functions that seem to handle only

Should I file a bugreport?


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