why zip64_limit defined as 1<<31 -1?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 29 09:26:33 CET 2015


On 29/01/2015 00:55, jesse wrote:
> the official zip format spec states clearly that normal zip file should
> be <= 4G size instead 2G.  I just can not believe Python has such an
> obvious bug.
>
> People suggested monkey patch the ZIP64_LIMIT value to pass 2G, I am not
> sure what will be the ramifications.
>

There are numerous open issues on bugs.python.org regarding the zipfile 
and zipimport modules.  Perhaps you'd like to help fix a few of them?

As an aside please don't top post on this list, thanks.

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Mark Lawrence




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