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Re: gnus, Maximum buffer size exceeded

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: gnus, Maximum buffer size exceeded
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:07:59 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The gap is very small compared to 2GB, so editing the file incurs
> a small penalty.  The other 2 issues I don't see how they are involved
> at all.  Maybe we have bugs that should be fixed, as we had in the
> 64-bit builds not so long ago.

I don't think any of the issues can be considered bugs.  They're just
the kinds of problems you can start seeing when you get close to the

>> so yes I consider the difference between 512MB and 2GB to be pretty
>> small in this context: it's unlikely that --with-wide-int will
>> satisfy all your needs if a standard build doesn't already satisfy
>> them.
> It doesn't need to satisfy all of them, just some.  You have limits on
> a 64-bit machine as well, and they are not so much farther.  I don't
> see how the situation there is qualitatively different.

Qualitatively maybe not, but quantitatively the difference is very
significant in my experience.


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