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More than 10^10 articles?

What happens with the numbering scheme when you have more than 10^10 articles in a folder?

Guan Yang
Sunday, December 02, 2001

Actually we probably start to flake out before then, when you have MaxInt (2^32-1) articles ;)

Realistically the data store is limited, I think, to 2 gigabytes unless you upsize it to SQL Server or Oracle.

Joel Spolsky
Sunday, December 02, 2001

It would also be hard to find a file system that scales to 10^10-file folders.

Guan Yang
Sunday, December 02, 2001

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