Using --enable-special-filenames on Windows

Christian Grothoff grothoff at
Wed Nov 27 12:45:15 CET 2013

True, but it does make sense to ensure that all sockets opened by a
library are non-inheritable by default.

My 2 cents


On 11/27/13 11:29, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:45, lrn1986 at said:
>> Isn't it easier to create all handles as non-inheritable (or make them
>> non-inheritable immediately after creation), and then just make
>> specific handles inheritable when you spawn a child process?
> You can't do that in a library because you can't enforce such a policy
> on the actual application and other used libraries.
> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner

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