calc: jumbo sheets on windows (never gonna happen)

Michael Stahl mst at
Fri Oct 9 09:14:54 UTC 2020

On 09.10.20 11:10, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
> On 09/10/2020 11:01, Michael Stahl wrote:
>> On 08.10.20 21:13, Noel Grandin wrote:
>>> As some point we are going to have to deal with this "long" stuff, it 
>>> really is not a great thing to have one 64-bit platform operating at 
>>> half the bit-size of the other platform.
>>> Here is one option:
>>> (a) create some new typedef, something like the old sal_Long, aliased 
>>> to "long"
>>> (b) replace "long" with typedef in stages (so no functional change).
>>> (c) switch the typedef of sal_Long to point to sal_Int64 and fix 
>>> fallout.
>>> Then rolling back (even if temporarily) is easy and the "flag day" is 
>>> a 2 line change.
>> POSIX provides ssize_t for this purpose but likely it doesn't exist on 
>> MSVC...
> Would that be a useful abstraction for "accumulat[ing] things like 
> row-heights and other things", or would a more explicit "must be at 
> least 64-bit wide" type be more appropriate there.

afaik the only relevant 32-bit platform left is Windows, and it's 
already rather restricted with big files because of how it handles 
embedded objects; you'll run out of VM at ~250 math formulas iirc, due 
to wasteful implementation of native OLE.

so we could use a platform-dependent type for this and say, use 32-bit 
platform at your own risk...

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