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Re: get_progname and .exe suffix

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: get_progname and .exe suffix
Date: 2004-10-16 16:35:41
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Tom Lane wrote:

>Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
>>I posted on -hackers the other day about get_progname returning a name 
>>with the .exe suffix.
>What would break if we caused get_progname itself to strip the suffix?
>That would be a nice localized fix if it worked ...

Yes. get_progname() actually just returns a pointer to one past the last 
directory separator it finds in its argument string. Having it strip the 
.exe directly would in effect involve mangling argv[0]. That's what 
makes me slightly nervous about it. We could have it strdup() the result 
and then mangle that - note that it is called by postmaster before we 
set up any memory context stuff.



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