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Re: What to do with too-large group ids?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: What to do with too-large group ids?
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 11:11:38 +0200
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address@hidden (Kai writes:

|> But if you prefer, I'll return them as strings and update the
|> documentation for file-attributes accordingly.  (Something like the
|> following, wording needs to be changed: If the user id is too large
|> for an int, it is returned as a string.  This never happens for normal
|> files, but it might happen when there is a filename handler.)

Why can't this happen for normal files?  If the uid type has 32 bits then
Emacs may not be able represent a normal uid in a Lisp_Int.  Of course,
uid value larger then MOST_POSITIVE_FIXNUM are rather unlikely, but still


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