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Re: view/edit large files

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: view/edit large files
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 20:58:05 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

MB> Why?  Floats are certainly a bit more convenient for the user...
> By the same logic, time storage could have been done with floats.

Most likely time conses date back to a time were Emacs could be
configured without floats.

> The reason why it bothers me a bit is that it would be inconsistent
> with time storage--now there's two ways of storing large integers.

There are already many inconsistencies in this regard.  FWIW, I believe
that file-attributes can return floats for things like file-size.


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