in reply to Re^7: Perl Contempt in My Workplace
in thread Perl Contempt in My Workplace

Technically, yes. But nearly all JSON parsers i've seen are designed to slurp in everything all at once and turn it into a in-memory data structure. So for very large files, you might (or might not) have to cobble together a custom parser that can do a stream-as-you-go approach.

Of course, that's where Perl comes into its own. Munching insanely huge text files is what it was designed for in the first place ;-)

perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'