From: Momchil Velikov (velco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-01 04:33:25
>>>>> "Beman" == Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
Beman> The implementation would go something like this:
Beman> #if defined( BOOST_WINDOWS )
Beman> // use the Windows native API; file_offset_type is long long.
Beman> #define _FILE_OFFSET_BITS 64 // this may or may not do anything
Beman> // use stat(); file_offset_type is same as off_t,
Beman> // which may be 32-bits on 32-bit platforms which don't
Beman> // respond to _FILE_OFFSET_BITS
All files must be compiled with the same _FILE_OFFSET_BITS. You
don't want to get binary incompatible objects just because one
happened to include the above header and the other didn't.
 The program may have reasons to use struct stat independed of the
presence of boost.
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