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Re: Making --with-wide-int the default

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Making --with-wide-int the default
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:56:53 +0200

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:52:30 +0100
> > I think the much large buffer size limit is more important than these
> > considerations.  (Your fears about decreasing the buffer size are
> > unfounded: I actually tried using 1.5GB buffers, and it worked every
> > time).
> "with several buffers loaded at once".

Yes, with several buffers.

> If buffer size was so much of a concern, we could represent integers
> like XEmacs does (basically with a single tag bit), allowing for
> buffers of 1GB size.

We could, but we didn't.  Instead, we have --with-wide-ints.

> People wanting to edit files of several gigabyte size regularly will
> not be using a 32-bit userland these days anyway.

If you need to do that on a 32-bit system, you have no other choice.

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