2 GB files

Brad Tilley bradtilley at usa.net
Sun Aug 22 21:44:48 EDT 2004

David M. Cooke wrote:
> At some point, "David Pokorny" <davebrok at soda.csua.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>>"Elbert Lev" <elbertlev at hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:9418be08.0408221427.182a4d30 at posting.google.com...
>>>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
>>Elbert: you might get a positive response if you rephrased your post.
>>"Our corporation needs functionality ___. We would be happy to pay a
>>contract consultant $n000 to come up with a solution that will work with a
>>future trajectory of Python releases."
>>Or you could pray to the OSS gods.
> Or do better research, as it already has it.
> My python (from Debian) has large file support, for instance. Python's
> configure script will use if it can find it.
> The OP doesn't mention what he's using that doesn't have large files
> (OS, platform, python version...)

Yeah, many older filesystems won't go over 2GB... remeber the 2GB 
partition limit in fat?

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