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Global Variables

The Microsoft run-time library provides the following global variables. These global variables have been deprecated in Visual C++ 2005 for the more secure functional versions, which should be used in place of the global variable (except _pgmptr and _wpgmptr).

Variable

Description

_amblksiz

Controls memory heap granularity

_daylight, _dstbias, _timezone, and _tzname

Adjust for local time; used in some date and time functions

errno, _doserrno, _sys_errlist, and _sys_nerr

Store error codes and related information

_environ, _wenviron

Pointers to arrays of pointers to strings that constitute process environment

_fileinfo

Specifies whether information regarding open files of a process is passed to new processes

_fmode

Sets default file-translation mode

_pctype, _pwctype, _wctype, _mbctype, _mbcasemap

Contain information used by the character classification functions.

_pgmptr, _wpgmptr

Initialized at program startup to value such as program name, filename, relative path, or full path

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