[PD] Array Size limits

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Fri Oct 21 21:27:59 CEST 2011

Le 2011-10-21 à 19:05:00, Daniel Embleton a écrit :

> OK i've done as Mathieu suggested and used the '-maxsize' to increase 
> the capacity of the array to 1e+009. I have no idea what this means but 
> the patch works so i'm not too bothered for now. Thanks for all the 
> replies gentlemen.

1e+9 (with or without any zeroes after the +) means 1 multiplied 9 times 
by 10. that's 1*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10 = 1000000000, which is what 
traditionally the americans call a «billion», the brits call a «thousand 
million» and the french call a «milliard», and the scientists call a 
«giga»... or a 1e+9.

You can't put much bigger numbers in there because of the overflow. In 
32-bit mode, maxsize has a maximum value a bit above 2.1e+9, but 
[soundfiler] does not check directly for this condition... it's an 
unreported bug.

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