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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: sparse files?
Date Thu, 29 Jun 2006 15:13:40 GMT
On 6/28/06, Tyler MacDonald <tyler@yi.org> wrote:
> William A. Rowe, Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> > Unless it's opened with Win32 API SPARSEFILE flag, yes it will grind away.
>
>         ... Is there any reason that shouldn't be added to APR? It would
> seem that would make something running under Win32/APR behave more like
> Unix/APR and therefore encourage the P is for Portability...

Because it's impossible to implement portably.  There's no good way to
figure out that a specific filesystem is actually capable of using
sparse files.

-garrett

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