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Re: Pipes vs. temporary files

by Codon (Friar)
on Jul 25, 2007 at 18:33 UTC ( #628761=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Pipes vs. temporary files

This is somewhat off-the-cuff, but I would expect the pipe methodology to be faster in terms of wall clock time. Running the first script and redirecting to a temp file requires that process to run to completion, which I would imagine could take some time since you say it produces a large amount of data. Using a pipe allows you to process the data in your second script as it is produced by your first script.

Ivan Heffner
Sr. Software Engineer, Inc.

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