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Re^2: Hash key or value string reuse?

by QM (Parson)
on Jun 16, 2009 at 21:11 UTC ( #772141=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Hash key or value string reuse?
in thread Hash key or value string reuse?

How big is yours and why do you think you need to reduce its size?
I have a hash on disk that exceeds 42GB. I use a hash to avoid duplicates. Walking the hash through DBM::Deep takes about 5x longer than the equivalent memory hash. Of course, I haven't tried it on one this big, so it's much likely worse.

There isn't any super tricky thing that "re-uses" strings via a pointer to that string.
Thanks. I was just wondering if Perl already did this for me. Since that's not the case, it might be worth a try.

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