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1999.06.03 19:48 "Large File Support", by Bruce Forsberg
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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 16:56 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Barker
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1999.06.10 13:21 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Hanson

We need a real honest-to-goodness *standard* (without options) so we can write good (and freely available) software. While standardizing the format it would also be an excellent idea to standardize the programming interface to read/write/verify/info-extract libraries.

I disagree. I think it's extremely important that I be able to implement my code and API completely differently from yours and be able to call both of our libraries standards-conforming so long as we both pass a test suite. I don't want to be prevented from claiming to be a compliant TI64 producer or consumer simply because I used C++ when the standard API was specified in C...

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