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Re: On time64 and Large File Support

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: On time64 and Large File Support
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 09:58:01 +0100
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On Mär 02 2023, Paul Eggert wrote:

> Another thing that's different is that when off_t grew in the 1990s,
> people said they needed a wider off_t RIGHT NOW, because programs wouldn't
> work on large inputs otherwise.

That is only true for rather few selected programs.

> The pressure to build with _FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 was large enough that
> a working consensus was reached pretty quickly to build that way.

The pressure for 64-bit time_t is much higher, because it affects almost
every program.

Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs,
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