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 ...(?)


see also

40 KB doesn't qualify as "large" in my book.

Cheers Rolf
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