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Date: 2006-05-26 (18:34)
From: Ken Rose <kenrose@t...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Array 4 MB size limit
Brian Hurt wrote:

> On the other side, increasing the array size has a cost.  Among other
> things, it slows down garbage collection.  If done badly, it could break
> existing code.  The C-99 standard did this- by introducing long long, it
> *silently* broke conformant code.  I've yet to forgive them for doing
> this.  More to the point, it silently broke *my* code.  Which is why I'm
> violently allergic to suggestions that we "patch around" the 32-bit
> limitation.  When people suggest this, I tend to hear "I want to break
> your code".  Because that's how it worked last time.

Maybe I'm being dense here, and maybe this is off-topic, but how did
long long break things in C99?


 - ken