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Re: opening large files (few hundred meg)


From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: Re: opening large files (few hundred meg)
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 17:55:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (windows-nt)

Mathias Dahl <address@hidden> writes:

> For the record, I tried to implement this some time ago:
>
> http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/VLF
>
> First I used head and tail, then I used insert-file-contents with beg
> and end arguments and ran into the integer problem. However, if one
> would switch back to use head and tail (or whatever other tool you
> prefer), I am sure this will be possible if we use floating point
> numbers instead. If someone would like to extend my hack with this,
> feel free to do so, at least you have something to start with.
>
> Read the wiki page, read the code.

BTW, to use the head/tail approach:

(setq vlf-external-extraction t)

/Mathias


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