Maximum field size
craig at starfirelighting.com
Thu Jan 19 10:09:04 EST 2023
But I assume that there is a value where a field can be loaded and display a large amount of text. It would be simple to find that value if LC didn’t crash each time it was attempted along the way.
> On Jan 19, 2023, at 10:06 AM, Craig Newman <craig at starfirelighting.com> wrote:
> You want to display 1.39 GB in a field? Will it scroll?
> I made a quick test stack that created a variable with a length of 1.4 GB. No problem.
> But when I tried to put that variable into a field, LC crashed. When I tried to put 140 MB into a field, same crash. I did not continue to reduce the length of that variable until the field could be loaded.
>> On Jan 18, 2023, at 7:46 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> I thought the theoretical limit was 4GB (32bits of characters) but I may be wrong or there may be practical limits below that threshold.
>> On 1/18/2023 7:29 PM, David Epstein via use-livecode wrote:
>>> How many rows or columns or characters can reasonably be displayed in a LiveCode field? A 1.39 GB text file seems pretty clearly to surpass the limit, but how much do I need to subdivide it?
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