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1999.06.03 19:48 "Large File Support", by Bruce Forsberg
1999.06.04 03:45 "Re: Large File Support", by Frank Warmerdam
1999.06.07 13:00 "Re: Large File Support", by Rainer Wiesenfarth
1999.06.07 13:03 "Re: Large File Support", by Frank Warmerdam
1999.06.09 03:05 "Re: Large File Support", by Glen
1999.06.09 13:13 "RE: Large File Support", by Ed Grissom
1999.06.09 13:33 "Re: Large File Support", by Frank Warmerdam
1999.06.09 14:08 "RE: Large File Support", by Ed Grissom
1999.06.09 15:50 "RE: Large File Support", by Rainer Wiesenfarth
1999.06.09 15:52 "RE: Large File Support", by Ed Grissom
1999.06.09 18:50 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Barker
1999.06.09 18:41 "Large File Support", by Chris Barker
1999.06.10 13:21 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Hanson
1999.06.10 13:52 "Re: Large File Support", by Frank Warmerdam
1999.06.10 14:37 "Re: Large File Support", by John Aldridge
1999.06.10 16:56 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Barker
1999.06.10 13:05 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Hanson
1999.06.11 01:48 "Re: Large File Support", by Glen
1999.06.08 21:14 "Re: Large File Support", by Peter Smith
1999.06.08 21:58 "RE: Large File Support", by Ed Grissom
1999.06.08 22:52 "RE: Large File Support", by Peter Smith
1999.06.09 01:27 "Re: Large File Support", by Martin Bailey
1999.06.09 06:50 "Re: Large File Support", by Owen Pearn
1999.06.09 14:33 "Re: Large File Support", by Martin Bailey
1999.06.09 08:07 "Re: Large File Support", by Rob Tillaart
1999.06.09 22:00 "Re: Large File Support", by Dan Smith
1999.06.09 22:03 "Re: Re(2): Large File Support", by Martin Bailey
1999.06.04 07:32 "Re: Large File Support", by Rob Tillaart
1999.06.07 07:05 "Re: Large File Support", by Rainer Wiesenfarth
1999.06.04 18:35 "RE: Large File Support", by Bruce Forsberg
1999.06.10 09:48 "Re: Large File Support", by Klaus Bartz
1999.06.10 15:10 "Re: Large File Support", by Peter Smith
1999.06.14 11:16 "Re: Large File Support", by Martin Bailey
1999.06.14 14:58 "Re: Large File Support", by Tom Lane
1999.06.14 15:30 "Re: Large File Support", by Eric Shapiro
1999.06.14 16:27 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Barker
1999.06.14 15:51 "Re: Large File Support", by Martin Bailey

1999.06.10 16:56 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Barker

1. An "standard api" won't prevent you from being compatible with the file using a non-standard api. But it would be a godsend to the folks who find their current implementation deficient and need to plug in another library. I was merely suggesting that a "standard api" be defined alongside the format, and a reference implementaion made. You could then conform to one of "TIFF64" and "T64API", both, or neither.

But this is a big opportunity. With a cleverly designed API (I happen to have one here...) it would be possible to plug other formats in at the back end, leaving the api unchanged. We could then get a little order out of all the chaos.

Of course, a binding for each supported language would be required, but I don't think its as big a deal as you make it out to be. With nearly all OSes supporting shared libraries, these have to be (by their nature) somewhat language independent.

As for being a "TIFF64" (or whatever) producer, you can be *that* with any libraries you care to write. I am suggesting the api bit for those who care to supply libraries (especially public domain ones).

I negelected to mention the important matter of a test suite (*very* important) which you have brought up. It should include a verifier.

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