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Re^5: How to print the lines immediately above and below a matching line?

by roboticus (Chancellor)
on Nov 25, 2012 at 19:16 UTC ( #1005519=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: How to print the lines immediately above and below a matching line?
in thread How to print the lines immediately above and below a matching line?

I'm not talking about this program specifically, I was simply responding to the "a waste of memory" statement.

...roboticus

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Re^6: How to print the lines immediately above and below a matching line?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 26, 2012 at 09:42 UTC

    I'm not talking about this program specifically, I was simply responding to the "a waste of memory" statement.

    Yes, you were purposefully being obtuse -- sure memory is free and there to be used, but so what? doesn't mean every little program should slurp files for the fun of it to avoid an extra 5 lines of code

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