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[REBOL] Re: big sizes?

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 17-Jun-2006 9:12

> Has anyone a solution for this or can shed some light on me??
Not a solution -- but a possible work around. problem 1: counting beyond 2**32 Integer! doesn't work as you've noted. Decimal! values in REBOL are precise to around 10**14, so you can safely (as far as I can tell) do precise arithmetic up to around that bound: n: 0.0 for p 0 14 1 [ loop 9 [ n: 10 ** p + n ] ] n Problem 2: getting the file sizes info? won't work as it returns the value in an integer. So you need to use an operating system call of some sort. Under Windows with a version of REBOL that has CALL enabled, it's simple: my-dir: copy "" call/output "dir" my-dir You can then parse out the file size column from the captured directory listing. Sunanda.