in reply to Should I be using tie for this?

Maybe tie is completely the wrong thing to use here. If so what should I do?
It is indeed the wrong thing to do. What Tie::File does is provide an array interface to a file on disk. You can use huge files as an array because Tie::File only holds a part of the file in memory, swapping other parts in and out as necessary.

In your code I see the comment

# I am guess that the script is dying because # this will use up too much virtual memory and # the OS (Window XP) kills the script.
Your first task is to find out why it is taking up so much space. Use the debugger to step through you program and see where it fails.

Just assuming that something is wrong somewhere without determining the exact cause but throwing some code at the problem is not going to fix your program.


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Re^2: Should I be using tie for this?
by Plankton (Vicar) on Jun 16, 2004 at 21:09 UTC
    My memory problem comes from the nature of what my script is trying to do. I am trying to map out all possible moves in Tam's Chinese Peg Game. I didn't think I would have a memory problem. I guess I should of stayed awake in combinatorics. Anyways if you got any suggestion I'd sure appreciate it.

    Plankton: 1% Evil, 99% Hot Gas.