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

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#8884: closed (Re: bug#8884: wide-int crash)
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 08:57:27 -0700
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On 10/18/11 08:45, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> "a bit less than 4 GB" is an exaggeration, "almost 2GB" is much closer
> to the truth.

Whoops!  Thanks for catching that; I forgot about the ptrdiff_t limit.
I installed this instead:

--- etc/NEWS    2011-10-18 06:52:32 +0000
+++ etc/NEWS    2011-10-18 15:55:20 +0000
@@ -51,6 +51,8 @@
 ** 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 about 512 MiB
+to about 2 GiB.
 ** New translation of the Emacs Tutorial in Hebrew is available.

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