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On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 1:21 AM, Lorenzo Donati
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> The seek problem seem, IMHO, more fundamental. As you point out rightfully,
> it is not Lua's fault. OTOH sticking to ISO C here severely hampers the
> ability of Lua of handling very large dataset on disk piecewise. I cannot
> provide a concrete use case for lack of direct experience, but it doesn't
> seem unlikely that someone would want to use Lua for such tasks.

Seems like a good job for a extension?  The only 'gotcha' is the known
difficulty of creating Lua file objects from C in a portable fashion.
We discussed that recently, and came to no clear conclusion.

steve d.