in reply to Best way to allocate some memory first
> firstly array max is 40 - 41 KB which is pushed beyond then
I doubt you measured it right, but $#array=40000 will expand an empty @array to 40001 slots. (well actually even more).
But I doubt it'll allocate space for the included scalars ...(?)
40 KB doesn't qualify as "large" in my book.
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