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Re: How to make large array

"renjie" <renjie.he@uth.tmc.edu> wrote in message
> The results below are obtained in WIN98 [i.e. 256MB limit on array size],
in WIN2000
> I can make single array of 512MB [and 1 GB], can someone explain it.

Windows 9x is a 32-bit shell on a 16-bit operating system originally written
for an 8-bit processor by a 4-bit company without 2 bits of sense.
(Apologies to the unknown originator of this saying for any misquoting.)
Windows 2000 & NT aren't (except for the 4-bit company thing).

I.e. I don't know exactly why Win98 has a limit on array size that Win 2000
and NT don't, but I'm not at all surprised.

Mark Hadfield
m.hadfield@niwa.cri.nz  http://katipo.niwa.cri.nz/~hadfield
National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research