2 GB files

Elbert Lev elbertlev at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 23 00:27:07 CEST 2004

>From postings to this group and other resources I understood that the
only way to make Python programs to work correctly with files lager
then 2 GB is building Python interpreter with some "magic spell"
defines. For me this is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable (Not the building, but
distributing and installing on dozens of computers in my
organisation). Then every time we switch to a new release of Python
this has to be repeated over and over!

I believe, that automatic 64 bit support (large files) can and should
be included in standard library (on platforms which support this

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