[PD] Array Size limits

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Fri Oct 21 21:38:15 CEST 2011

On Oct 21, 2011, at 3:27 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> 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.

You could report it...



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