File.size() is a ulong

Jonathan M Davis jmdavisProg at
Sun Jan 9 21:35:33 PST 2011

On Sunday 09 January 2011 05:29:47 bearophile wrote:
> From a recent update in File I've seen that size() returns an ulong, given
> by seek():
> v=2284#L585
> v=2284#L1245
> It uses fseek, that seems to return a signed value:
> Isn't it better and safer if those functions of File return a long instead
> of an ulong?

Well, create a bug report then. fseek() does appear to take a long, so it 
probably would make more sense for File's size() function to use long as well. 
However, given that it makes no sense for a file's size to be negative, I'm not 
sure that it really matters.

- Jonathan M Davis

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