[Python-ideas] A new .pyc file format

Facundo Batista facundobatista at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 20:21:43 CEST 2008

2008/4/25, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>:

>  > - 32 bits should be enough for all sizes (and 640k should be enough for
>  > all people...)
> Given that there are people who write code that writes code, and the
>  memory and disk capacities of modern systems, I'd say this is likely
>  to cause problems. Given those capacities, 8 byte lengths instead of 4
>  shouldn't be a problem. For embedded devices - well, they're not going
>  to like the idea in the first place.

Well, ASN.1 has a well defined semantics to support L of multiple
bytes in a TLV construction, we can adopt that. Note that I think that
doing this is too complex for this purpose.


.    Facundo

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