[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
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.