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Qsafeseh

Registers exception handlers for safe exception handling.
Architecture Restrictions
Only available on IA-32 architecture

Syntax

Linux:
None
macOS:
None
Windows:
/Qsafeseh[-]
Arguments
None
Default
ON
Exception handlers are enabled for safe exception handling.
Description
Registers exception handlers for safe exception handling. It also marks objects as "compatible with the Registered Exception Handling feature" whether they contain handlers or not. This is important because the Windows linker will only generate the "special registered EH table" if ALL objects that it is building into an image are marked as compatible. If any objects are not marked as compatible, the EH table is not generated.
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Alternate Options
None

Product and Performance Information

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