31142 lines/cards/records

Ken Norris (dialup) pixelbird at interisland.net
Tue Oct 22 13:35:01 EDT 2002

on 10/22/02 9:05 AM, Dar Scott at dsc at swcp.com wrote:

> On Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at 09:18 AM, Terry Vogelaar wrote:
>> I could make a comma delimited
>> field with 31142 lines, a stack with 31142 cards or a database with 31142
>> records.
> Is there a particular reason why arrays are not on your list?  Does this
> mean you have no field (combination) that is unique?  Are there operations
> you need that arrays can't do well?
> I'm not really advocating arrays.  I'm too green to do that.  It's just I
> wouldn't have thrown out arrays as candidates.
Arrays would work for indexing or searching, but not for storage. When you
close, variable contents are not saved.

All the best,
Ken N.

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