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bug#10733: 24.0.93; w32 file truncation

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#10733: 24.0.93; w32 file truncation
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:31:12 +0200

> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 22:20:31 +0100
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> What worries me is the bypassing of MSVCRT.

Why?  What do you think `stat' in MSVCRT does?  (You can find the
sources on the Internet.)  It calls some of the same Win32 APIs, and
then fills `struct stat'.  There''s nothing magic about that, and
nothing to be afraid of.

> I think that perhaps it is better to reimplement on top of that.

You can't.  To get the missing information you must go to lower-level

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