sys.maxint in Python 2.6.1 (amd64) on Windows XP x64

Christian Heimes lists at
Tue Dec 16 21:24:44 CET 2008

Lin schrieb:
> Ah, this makes sense. Thanks...... The main reason I'm trying 64-bit
> Python is that I want to write files bigger than 4GB. This should work
> on Windows x64, right? (i.e., are the pointers bona fide 64 bit?)

You can create files with more than 4GB on a 32bit OS, too. It depends
on the file system. It works with NTFS but I'm not sure how FAT32 deals
with large files. My DVB-S receiver with USB port chokes on files with
more than 2 GB.


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