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Re: [h-e-w] heading a large file

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] heading a large file
Date: 06 Jan 2004 20:14:53 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Michael R. Wolf" <address@hidden> writes:

> I've used emacs to edit large files, even binary files, directly. I'll
> admit that I haven't needed to edit such large ones, so my mileage
> obviously varies, but I am not aware of any inherent limit in emacs
> that would prevent you from editing the whole file direcly.

Emacs integers are 28 bits (30 bits in CVS) on 32 bit
platforms. Since Emacs uses integers to keep track of buffer
position, you cannot edit files larger than 256Mb.

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