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Re^3: OOP/Linked List Questionby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Feb 08, 2005 at 02:26 UTC||Need Help??|
Instead of shifting all the list elements up or down, I would prefer to just delete a node an update a pointer.
How big is your list?
I ask for two reasons:
And sometimes, the easy option is good enough. If your list is long enough for the cost of spliceing to become a problem, then you will also be approaching that point at which contructing linked lists from either hashes or arrays starts to consume very large volumes of memory.
Using a heap, or even a string-based list may prove to be fast enough whilst keeping your memory consumption with the range of sanity.
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