Serhiy Storchaka added the comment:
The C implementation writes and reads BINBYTES and BINUNICODE up to 4G (on
64-bit platform). The Python implementation writes and reads BINBYTES and
BINUNICODE up to 2G. What should be compatible fix? Allow the Python
implementation to write and read up to 4G? Then Python can pickle a large data
which can't be unpickled on non-patched Python (and on 2.7). Limit size to 2G?
Then non-patched Python (including 3.1) can pickle a data which can't be
unpickled on patched Python.
Also there is an unpleasant fact that 64-bit Python can pickle data which can't
unpickle 32-bit Python.
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