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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-18 10:57:54

"Victor A. Wagner Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> At Tuesday 2004-08-17 15:14, you wrote:
> >"Delfin Rojas" <drojas_at_[hidden]> wrote in message

> > > As far as file size I think you can get it from the stream.
> >
> >Yes, but std::streamoff is not guaranteed to be large enough to
> >the size of really huge files.
> really? how'd the committee manage to mess that one up? or are you
> some implementations are deficient in their specification of

It's typical for streamoff to be an alias for a 32-bit long. Currently
there's no type the committee could have specified which would cover
the full range of file sizes commonly supported by OS's.


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