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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: chdir isn't thead specific
Date Thu, 07 May 1998 23:42:56 GMT
On Thu, 7 May 1998, Wan-Teh Chang wrote:

> Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > BTW, this is a case that we'd have to modify the NSPR libraries to deal
> > cleanly with, because they don't present fork() to the user.
> Fork() is a Unixism.  You can only implement a "create process" function in
> a portable way, which maps to fork+exec on Unix and CreateProcess
> on Win32.

Oh I understand why :)  I'm just saying that this (give the new process a
specific current working directory) is something we'll have to do under
the covers of NSPR.

It could be done as a ProcessAttr -- which would be backwards compatible
with current NSPR. 

>From what Sam Robb says this should be easily doable for WIN32 as well. 

What do you think?


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