[links] reading Daily Python

Wouter van Heyst larstiq at larstiq.dyndns.org
Thu May 11 20:10:13 BST 2006

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 10:52:02AM -0700, John A Meinel wrote:
> Alexander Belchenko wrote:
> > Reading Daily Python today I found several interesting links.
> > 
> > This pair could be useful for windows support improvements.
> > 
> > * Copy huge files on Windows avoiding system cache misbehaviour
> >     http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/496694
> > 
> >     This recipe uses pywin32 in order to copy files making use of
> >     the win32file.FILE_FLAG_SEQUENTIAL_SCAN, which makes much more
> >     efficient use of the system cache (only a few megabytes are
> >     consumed instead of caching the whole file).
> Do we have any files that are more than a "few megabytes"? The largest
> weaves I've found were around 6MB, and while they will get bigger, with
> repositories I find that I copy them very rarely. It doesn't seem worth
> a lot of platform specific code.

Would it help when versioning large files?

Wouter van Heyst

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