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From: christopher diggins (cdiggins_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-08 10:01:08

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>; <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Re: A library: out-of-core containers and algorithms (a
job for boost::iostreams)

> At 01:56 PM 2/7/2005, christopher diggins wrote:
> >On most (many/all?) windows platforms you can not have files of more than
> >2GB, so I'd suggest you write the code to work with this restriction.
> That is not correct. Windows has supported large files for many years.
> I've got a Win32 Programmer's Reference copyright 1993 which includes the
> functions supporting file sizes greater than 2 GB, so support has existed
> at least since '93 for all Windows versions which support the Win32 API.
> Most, if not all, current POSIX implementations also support large file
> sizes. Like Windows, this support has been available for many years.
> Both Windows and POSIX cases use non-standard API's for at least portions
> of their large file support, but the number of functions involved is so
> small that it isn't hard for Boost code to support both.

I stand corrected. I made that assumption based on the partition limits on
certain filesystems.


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