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Re: Re: Re: Re: TIMTOWTDI and other languages

by abstracts (Hermit)
on Apr 28, 2002 at 23:31 UTC ( #162729=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Sorry if I offended you, but I was under the impression that Ovid wanted to see efficient solutions when he said: Two 100 element arrays leads to 10,000 iterations. So, how do you solve the scalability issue?

I could very well be wrong.

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by TheDamian (Priest) on Apr 30, 2002 at 04:08 UTC
    The example would work in Perl 6.

    It would also scale a little better than nested loops since =~ on an array will short-circuit on finding any match in the array.

    Of course, Perl 6 may also have superpositions natively, in which case the problem might be solvable in constant time (on the right hardware ;-)

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