[Python-Dev] large file support

Sean Reifschneider jafo@tummy.com
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 20:50:02 -0600

On Mon, Jun 17, 2002 at 04:28:23PM -0400, Jeremy Hylton wrote:
>On the platform I tried (apparently RH 7.1) it raises EOVERFLOW.  I
>can extend posixpath to treat that as "file exists" tomorrow.

How about changing os.path.exists for posix to:

   def exists(path):
      return(os.access(path, os.F_OK))

I haven't done more than a few simple tests, but I believe that this would
provide similar functionality without relying on os.stat not breaking.
Plus, access is faster (on the order of 2x as fast stating a quarter
million files on my laptop).

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