Divide Large Data Blob?

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon May 16 14:23:23 EDT 2022

Well one of the things you could do is this:

slightly pseudo

1 put the number of chars in MyDATA into MyNUM
2 put MyNUM / 3 into SLICER
3 put chars 1-SLICER of MyDATA into firstTHIRD
4 put chars SLICER-(SLICER * 2) into secondTHIRD
5 put chars (SLICER * 2)-(SLICER*3) into thirdTHIRD

at which point you can perform you search inwith secondTHIRD.

Unless you want to recombine all those bits having performed some sort 
of operation on secondThird
lines 3 and 5 are a waste of time.

Best, Richmond.

Best Richmond.

On 16.05.22 20:46, Rick Harrison via use-livecode wrote:
> I have a large chunk of data that I want to
> search as quickly as possible.
> Unfortunately the part I want to search is the
> middle third of the data.  The other thirds at
> the beginning and at the end are just junk and
> slow down my search so I want to get rid of them.
> I don’t want to search line by line as that
> takes way too long.
> There’s no unique character dividing any
> of these data regions.
> What’s the best way to do this?
> Thanks in advance!
> Rick
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