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bug#8884: closed (Re: bug#8884: wide-int crash)


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#8884: closed (Re: bug#8884: wide-int crash)
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:45:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> --- etc/NEWS  2011-10-18 06:52:32 +0000
> +++ etc/NEWS  2011-10-18 15:34:06 +0000
> @@ -51,6 +51,8 @@ This is not a new feature; only the conf
>  ---
>  ** There is a new configure option --with-wide-int.
>  With it, Emacs integers typically have 62 bits, even on 32-bit machines.
> +On 32-bit hosts, this raises the limit on buffer sizes from 512 MiB to
> +a bit less than 4 GiB, with the exact limit set by the operating system.

"a bit less than 4 GB" is an exaggeration, "almost 2GB" is much closer
to the truth.

Andreas.

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