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Re: The joys of bad code

by TomDLux (Vicar)
on Oct 26, 2004 at 15:39 UTC ( #402647=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The joys of bad code

At the place I worked last winter, there was code that would read files which were sometimes a million lines long:

my @lines = read_file( ... ); # note copying, rather than passing a re +f for ( @lines ) { .... }
So they read in and copy a million lines, then process it one line at a time.

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