[sword-devel] 4 byte LD index size fields

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 03 Dec 1999 12:39:00 -0700

When you ran into the size limit a few months back, I vaguely remember
working on a solution.  I thought that I preserved backward
compatibility, but don't remember.  I will look into it and produce
something to try out... After all, we've FINALLY made the jump to a dev
thread! :)
(I guess that applies to 1.5.x and these messages! :) )


Chris Little wrote:
> I keep running into LD articles longer than 64k in length, which means the
> standard 2-byte size fields in LD indices isn't working well for me. :)  I'm
> loath to split articles up like I did with the ISBE and would like to
> re-issue the ISBE without split articles if I can.  So... I'm requesting
> (begging) for a new LD type that supports 4-byte size fields.  It shouldn't
> require much work, but when I tried to implement it myself a few weeks ago I
> failed miserably.  A new class is definitely better than changing the
> regular LD class so that we don't need to re-index old modules and break
> backwards compatability.
> --Chris Little