[Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Objects fileobject.c,2.121,2.122

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 21:44:51 -0400

> On my Win98SE+FAT32 box, the largest size value for which test_largefile
> completed without error was
>     size = (1L << 32) - 2
> Since test_largefile creates a file 1 byte larger than size, it's clear
> we're restricted to files whose total size fits in an (MS) unsigned long.

Ald we'll probably never know if that's a restriction in the FAT32
filesystem or intrinsic to Win98.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)