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Date: 2007-08-31 (17:03)
From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@j...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] int overflow and Marshal failure
Mathias Kende wrote:

>Le jeudi 30 août 2007 à 23:47 +0200, Markus E L a écrit :
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>
>>A check in the Unix library would be nice, in the long run I think
>>using 32bit native integers is absolutely required. 
>>    
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>
>I had the same sort of problem with the Unix.stat function and the
>st_size member being an int while it is a 64 bits int on recent systems
>(including some 32 bits one). The maximum size that can be stored on 32
>bits system, 1Go, is much too small for this function.
>  
>
As a side note, this is why I think the x86 should have gone 64-bit a 
decade ago now (and was saying that then).

Apparently, 2G should be enought for anyone.

Brian