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Re: opening large files (few hundred meg)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: opening large files (few hundred meg)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 22:44:10 +0200

> From: Tom Tromey <>
> Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:06:50 -0700
> Perhaps you could process the file in chunks, using the optional args
> to insert-file-contents to put subsets of the file into a buffer.
> I haven't tried this myself, so I am not even sure it would work.

No need to try: it won't work.  As I wrote earlier in this thread, the
problem is that Emacs cannot address offsets into the buffer larger
than 0.5 gig, and this problem will cause the arguments to
insert-file-contents to overflow exactly like when you read the entire

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