[Pdx-pm] Big tied arrays
Michael G Schwern
schwern at pobox.com
Mon Jun 13 12:47:24 PDT 2005
On Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 10:41:12AM -0700, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> I've got a tied array class that can grow to a very large size (using
> multiple files) mostly written. Am I reinventing the wheel? I
> haven't tracked anything like it down on CPAN so far. In a nutshell,
> the scheme uses index files which store lookup data (filenum, offset,
> length) against the data files, allowing storage of arbitrary
> content. Deletions don't disappear from the data files unless you
> optimize the whole thing.
> The DB_RECNO option from DB_File uses a single-byte record separator,
> so that's out. Anything else?
Why do the details of the record separator, a purely internal detail,
Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com http://www.pobox.com/~schwern
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