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> I'm not sure about windows, but on unix[1] the file size usually is 
an
> off_t, which is a signed value[2], and traditionally was 32bit (i.e.
> +/- 2Gig).
> 
> Following, some unices (namely solaris comes to mind) offered 'large
> file versions' of many of their calls, others (e.g. BSDs) just
> switched to a signed 64 bit value for off_t. I think the latter is
> called for in the windows compat layer (as I assume there is one,
> implementing stat) to really solve your problem.
> 
> [1] -- in stat(2)'s struct stat that is
> [2] -- to seek(2) backwards
> 
> Regards,
> 
> -Martin
> 


hmmm...I think your right.  What is the correct way to report this?  
ruby-core?  Or is this list ok?


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