[Python-Dev] Mac OSX issues

Neil Hodgson nhodgson@bigpond.net.au
Thu, 28 Nov 2002 22:07:15 +1100


Jack Jansen:

> 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?

Martin v. L÷wis:

# Depends on the file system; NTFS surely does.
#
# However, on Windows, the test is not run unless the largefile resource
# is given to regrtest.py.

   NTFS has only supported sparse files since Windows 2000 and then only if
you set the sparse file attribute.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/base
/sparse_files.asp

   Neil