1994.08.08 13:35 "Re: minor(?) problems with libtiff", by Fredrik Lundh
Large memory chunks allocated in Windows 3.x must be 'void huge*' to make sure that they can access more than 64K (one segment of data). This was possible before that change to void*. Maybe we could introduce a talloc_t type to be memory allocated by _TIFFmalloc.
Maybe we could just sit down and wait for Windows NT and Windows 4.0 to be installed everywhere Windows 3.x is now. Maybe we could solve the problem.
I would urge everyone interrested to take a look at the memory manager in the IJG JPEG library by Tom Lane et al. It solves these problems in an elegant way.
In addition, I guess that adding TIFF-JPEG support will mean some kind of integration between these two libraries. That could perhaps be the right time to solve this problem.
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