[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Objects fileobject.c,2.91,2.92

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 13 Nov 2000 16:38:01 -0500

> > Log Message:
> > Added _HAVE_BSDI and __APPLE__ to the list of platforms that require a
> > hack for TELL64()...  Sounds like there's something else going on
> > really.  Does anybody have a clue I can buy?
> Yes, there is. For all of these platforms HAVE_LARGEFILE_SUPPORT is defined
> when it should not really be. Essentially, these platforms lie when they say
> they support largefiles, at least according to the configure test for

Mh...  Thanks.  And how are we testing for large file support?
Perhaps the test should be improved rather than hacks piled on top of
each other?  What's wrong with the current test?

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