Need for Speed (postscript)

Mark Smith mark at
Mon Jul 16 19:09:55 EDT 2007

I found it pretty surprising. So thanks to Ludovic Thébault for  
suggesting it.

My guess is that if there was a way to allocate a large enough block  
of memory before building the variable then it would be faster to do  
that. But that's a bit low-level for a 4gl.



On 16 Jul 2007, at 21:14, Jim Ault wrote:

> This means appending the lines to the end of a file on disk,  
> reading the
> file back into a variable, then deleting the file on disk... is  
> faster than
> building the variable in RAM.

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