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/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services