calc: jumbo sheets on windows (never gonna happen)

Mike Kaganski mikekaganski at
Fri Oct 9 10:19:03 UTC 2020

On 09.10.2020 13:09, Luboš Luňák wrote:
> On Friday 09 of October 2020, Michael Stahl wrote:
>> ...
>>> On 09/10/2020 11:01, Michael Stahl wrote:
>>>> POSIX provides ssize_t for this purpose but likely it doesn't exist on
>>>> MSVC...
> ...
>> 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...
>   I'm not sure if that's me or you misunderstanding, but this is not about
> 32bit Windows, it's about all Windows. Telling 90+% of our usebase to use
> their platform at their own risk is probably a really bad idea, even if that
> platform is Windows >:).

That *would* be 32-bit-Windows-specific, *if* use (s)size_t, as Michael 
suggested. (I agree with the type having different semantics, though.)

Best regards,
Mike Kaganski

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