[Lazarus] Free Pascal 2.4.2 released!

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 15 19:07:04 CET 2010

Am 15.11.2010 16:14, schrieb Bo Berglund:
> Now at work where I have a Win7 PC I have made the same tests as I did
> back home on the XP PC. I added one bogus path member to both User and
> System path via Control Panel.
> Results:
> Win XP-Pro SP3:
> + New User path updated immediately in newly started cmd processes
> - New System path is updated only after a system restart
> Win7Pro X64:
> + New User path immediately available in a new cmd window
> + New System path is also immediately available
> So I guess it is a legacy thing on XP....

Thanks for testing.

I'll test that tomorrow at work as well (I have a XP there and I want to 
know whether I just imagined all that ^^).

> Note though that applications reading the environment variable from
> the registry rather than using the API will see the new system path
> entry as soon as it has been saved in Control Panel.

I personally consider something like that "bad practice"...


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