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Re: Storing a BLOB in a Hash

by MZSanford (Curate)
on Oct 08, 2002 at 21:00 UTC ( #203750=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Storing a BLOB in a Hash

If you are talking about using a hash (or, hashref) to hold the metadata and data together like an object, there should be no problem. It will take maginally more space than if you used seperate scalars (space for keys/buckets), but will be worth it in readability/maintainability/etc. If you are talking about pulling all of the rows (which i dont think is the case), you may want to rethink the design.
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[ambrus]: ad code examples.
[ambrus]: I'm not trying to recommend PHP, but I think it has way too bad a name because of its past.
[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
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[ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
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[ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
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