Nitpick: O(m+n) where m>n is just O(m). The point is, the operation is of linear order in the larger number of items.
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Also, this is computationally O(1), but the original post asks for memory usage, not computation. I'm not a high enough level monk to know what the memory usage of arrays vs. hashes is, but I would hazard a guess that unless you're using an embedded environment or something else with very little available memory, that at 10k items you don't need to care too much about that.
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