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Some solutions I've implemented

by Kozz (Friar)
on Jul 23, 2000 at 19:00 UTC ( #23980=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Efficiency and Large Arrays

My dear monks:
Thank you so much for all the input and opinions. I'm learning more every day! Since reading all these comments, I've re-written my script to parse one record at a time ("paragraph mode" as suggested by Splinky) from each file, and then discarding that record when it's been printed to STDOUT. I've also created a smaller hash to store only a few needed bits of info. I've also taken the suggestion to simply re-assign the SERIAL numbers as I encounter each record, starting from zero and incrementing once per loop, since it's not necessary that these are sorted in any fashion (Why didn't I think of that before??). I think I'm also going to use some multiple hashes such that the key is the phone, as suggested above -- this should help things along as well. While the script is still slow, despite some of the changes I've made, I'll make some more modifications and even perhaps write to a hash tied to a DBM as suggested by lhoward. Thanks again, most wise monks!
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