Antoine Pitrou added the comment:

> OTOH, I also think that it won't matter much in practive: if you try to 
> unpickle a string with more than 2GiB on a 32-bit system, chances are
> really high that you run out of memory.

Agreed. I think this issue is mostly about 64-bit systems, even though we may 
want to fix to apply to 32-bit systems as well, if it doesn't make things more 

And, yes, PEP 3154 should be finished, but it is currently stalled in issue 


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