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Re: Re: Eating RAM problem

by TheFifthDeuce (Novice)
on Aug 01, 2002 at 18:08 UTC ( #186872=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Eating RAM problem
in thread Eating RAM problem

Chromatic, I need to get each element into an array. If the file size is 2 million bytes, then the array should have 2 million elements. How can I do that without draining RAM? Using your sub I get:
@blah = by_string($file); $i = 0; foreach(@blah){ $i ++; } print $i; # Prints 1... not what I am looking for

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Re: Re: Re: Eating RAM problem
by rsteinke (Scribe) on Aug 01, 2002 at 18:50 UTC

    Then use length $blah[0] instead. You can do anything with strings that you can do with an array of 0's and 1's. The syntax is just a little different.

    Ron Steinke
Re: Re: Re: Eating RAM problem
by I0 (Priest) on Aug 02, 2002 at 07:03 UTC
    Why do you need to get each element into an array?
    Could you use Tie::VecArray; ?

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