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Memory in Perl



Dec 8, 2000, 7:01 AM

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Memory in Perl Can't Post

I know this sounds kindof stupid, but if I read in a guestbook flatfile into an array in a perl script, what are the upper limits of that array in terms of memory usage?


Dec 8, 2000, 7:13 AM

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Re: Memory in Perl [In reply to] Can't Post

You shouldn't plop the file into an array. There should always be a better way to do things.

The bigger the file you read in, the more memory it takes. I advise against it at all costs.

Jeff "japhy" Pinyan -- accomplished author, consultant, hacker, and teacher


Dec 8, 2000, 7:16 AM

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Re: Memory in Perl [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, as long as it's possible in perl to read certain lines from flat files (which I'm sure it is), I will probably wait till it breaks before changing!


Actually, probably not! It would be helpful to break down the output into pages anyway... so selectively reading a file would be better I suppose.


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