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Re: oops? read/write vs type of length parameter

From: Davis Herring
Subject: Re: oops? read/write vs type of length parameter
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 05:32:30 -0700 (PDT)
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>> When Emacs saves a buffer or some its portion,
>> write-region can call emacs_write (though a_write and e_write) with
>> the full extent of the region to be saved.
> Ah, sorry, I missed that one.  In that case 'int'
> clearly won't do for the size.

This has been said several times, apparently assuming that the whole
length _must_ be passed.  But other callers call these functions with
small arguments in a loop.  Can't that be used (with perhaps more like 64
MiB than 64 KiB per call) for these large files too?


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