On 2020-Feb-12, Thomas Munro wrote:

> Hmm.  Well, on Unix we have to choose between "tell me the size but
> also change the position that I either don't care about or have to
> undo", and "tell me the size but also tell me all this other stuff I
> don't care about".  Since Windows apparently has GetFileSizeEx(), why
> not use that when that's exactly what you want?  It apparently
> understands large files.

I was already thinking that it might be better to make the new function
just "tell me the file size" without leaking the details of *how* we do
it, before reading about this Windows call.  That reinforces it, IMO.

Álvaro Herrera                https://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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