[Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Misc NEWS,1.239,1.240

Tim Peters tim_one@users.sourceforge.net
Tue, 11 Sep 2001 16:18:54 -0700


Update of /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Misc
In directory usw-pr-cvs1:/tmp/cvs-serv16894/python/Misc

Modified Files:
	NEWS 
Log Message:
Add info about Windows filesystem limits.


Index: NEWS
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RCS file: /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Misc/NEWS,v
retrieving revision 1.239
retrieving revision 1.240
diff -C2 -d -r1.239 -r1.240
*** NEWS	2001/09/08 04:00:12	1.239
--- NEWS	2001/09/11 23:18:51	1.240
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*** 200,204 ****
    to manipulate files larger than 2 gigabytes (provided you have enough
    disk space, and are using a Windows filesystem that supports large
!   partitions).
  
  - The w9xpopen hack is now used on Windows NT and 2000 too when COMPSPEC
--- 200,208 ----
    to manipulate files larger than 2 gigabytes (provided you have enough
    disk space, and are using a Windows filesystem that supports large
!   partitions).  Windows filesystem limits:  FAT has a 2GB (gigabyte)
!   filesize limit, and large file support makes no difference there.
!   FAT32's limit is 4GB, and files >= 2GB are easier to use from Python now.
!   NTFS has no practical limit on file size, and files of any size can be
!   used from Python now.
  
  - The w9xpopen hack is now used on Windows NT and 2000 too when COMPSPEC