Jeevan Chalke wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Sawada Masahiko <>
> wrote:

> > And the line number should be switched to 1 when line number has
> > reached to INT_MAX?
> Yes, when it goes beyond INT_MAX, wrap around to 1.
> BTW, I wonder, can't we simply use unsigned int instead?

That was my thought also: let the variable be unsigned, and have it wrap
around normally.  So once you reach UINT_MAX, the next line number is
zero (instead of getting stuck at UINT_MAX, which would be rather
strange).  Anyway I don't think anyone is going to reach the UINT_MAX
limit ... I mean that would be one hell of a query, wouldn't it.  If
your query is upwards of a million lines, surely you are in deep trouble

Does your text editor handle files longer than 4 billion lines?

Álvaro Herrera      
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