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[REBOL] Re: Size?

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 10-Dec-2004 10:36

> I think that Rebol is limited for every operation to 2GB (2147483647 > bytes) because internal integers are signed 32 bit. > I think this is a limit for ports, any-block and any-string length and > index.
If it is a limit on the length of a string, then my suggestion (poor though it was) to read the file and do a length? would not work. I don't have the patience on a slowish machine to try to create a string that long to test. I guess it would also make it hard to handle any file larger than 2Gig even with Open/direct (which is buggy anyway for other reasons, and so inadvisable). That would leave Steffen stymied for handling large files. I hope it isn't a fundamental limit. Or, if it is, it's one that a little bit of mezzanine ingenuity can work around. Sunanda.