[sf-perl] a reason to goto

Quinn Weaver quinn at fairpath.com
Sat Feb 24 20:39:00 PST 2007

On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 06:55:15PM -0800, Neil Heller wrote:
> In addition to a performance hit (which can be significant, depending on the
> memory requirements of the recursive function) you might also run into a
> trashing scenario.  Buying new hard disks can get expensive and reinstalling
> all your software can suck.

What do you mean by "trashing scenario"?  Do you mean "thrashing", as
in swapping memory to disk, which could overstress the hard drive
(I guess)?


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