Runtime error when accessing static data in a DLL

Don nospam at
Sat Dec 26 17:17:41 PST 2009

Phil Deets wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 13:10:14 -0500, Phil Deets <pjdeets2 at> wrote:
>> On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 12:49:42 -0500, Richard Webb 
>> <webby at> wrote:
>>> Sounds like you might be running into this:
>> Thanks for the link. That is probably my problem since I'm running 
>> Windows XP.
>> Phil
> I'm quite confident now that this is the issue. I added my vote to the 
> bug.

Yes, it's the most serious bug in Bugzilla. (It's quite appalling that 
such a terrible bug has existed in Windows for so long). I wish we had a 
solution to this. I guess we could replace all uses of implicit TLS with 
a Windows function call -- it'd be slow, but it ought to work.

  Does anybody know how much the runtime uses TLS? I'm thinking about
> the possibility of adding __gshared to all its static data.
> An alternative workaround would be to install Vista or 7, but although I 
> do have a legal Vista install disk, I would prefer an upgrade since I 
> don't want to reinstall all my programs. Also, my computer barely meets 
> Vista's minimum requirements.

> I also might be able to rewrite lua.exe in D and preload my code in the 
> executable. Most of Lua's functionality is in a library which would not 
> need to be rewritten so this might be feasible.

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