[Python-Dev] Mac OSX issues

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen@oratrix.com
Thu, 28 Nov 2002 11:41:07 +0100

On donderdag, nov 28, 2002, at 05:16 Europe/Amsterdam, Guido van Rossum 

> - test_largefile takes a *very* long time.  Perhaps it actually
>   creates a truly large file (the Mac OSX filesystem is case
>   insensitive, so I suppose it may be so different that it doesn't
>   support files with holes in them).  Maybe the test should disable
>   itself (or part of itself) unless a specific resource is requested?

Do you mean that on other systems it does *not* create these gigantic 
files??!? I've always wondered what the use was... Hmm, if this test 
test support for files with holes, how come that Windows then doesn't 
have the same problem as the Mac, it also doesn't support holes in 
files, or does it?
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