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Re: [vox-tech] Re: [vox] Large File Support



On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> On Tue 27 Mar 01, 12:41 PM, Micah Cowan said: 
> > On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 12:35:18PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > 
> > > > (off_t isn't ISO/ANSI C either).  The fact that fseek() and
> > > 
> > > i didn't say that.  the prototypes are determined by ISO/ANSI C.
> > 
> > What you said, was that our problem is due to the ISO/ANSI C folks,
> 
> i didn't know about fsetpos and fgetpos (thanks).   however, i DID say that
> they were the ones that created the problem by setting the prototypes for
> fseek and ftell to use "long int".

... only to codify long-standing existing practice.  They couldn't ignore
the huge pre-existing code base that preceded their standardization
efforts.

> regardless of whether they created new functions to fix this or not...
> 
>   is my statement not true?

Which one?  That they created the problem? absolutely incorrect.

> 
> peter
> 
> 
> > who in fact, are the ones who /fixed/ the problem.  Before they added
> > fsetpos() and fgetpos(), fseek() and ftell() were the only common
> > functions around (they predate ANSI C).
> > 
> > Micah
> 
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