Subject: Re: bug#2790: emacs 22.1.1 cannot open 5GB file on
64GB 64-bit GNU/Linux box



On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:27:57 -0500 Mike Coleman <tutufan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

MC> Nonetheless, I'd like it to handle much larger files. Is there any
MC> real reason not to just turn every (32-bit) "int" into a (64-bit)
MC> "long" on 64-bit platforms?

There are many other issues, because almost every Emacs package treats
the buffer as a small file (scanning and saving are presumed to be
cheap). I proposed a large file mode in emacs-devel recently, but any
code additions or changes will have to wait until the current pretest is
done.

Ted



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