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

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Mon, 13 Nov 2000 17:13:58 -0500

On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 01:59:05PM -0800, Trent Mick wrote:
>I don't know right away how to translate that into an appropriate configure
>test. I.e. how do you test that the platform has an ftell/fseek-like function
>that uses an index variable whose sizeof() is at least 8. 

If you look at the very latest autoconf alpha release, autoconf 2.49a,
at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/pub/gnu/autoconf/, it has an AC_SYS_LARGEFILE
macro that may be what's needed.  Perhaps we can back-port this macro
to the current autoconf release.