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Re: Re: a flash of inspiration...
in thread Closing and re-opening the DATA Filehandle
wellllll.... (hem, haw)
That would work. I could do that. But that doubles the memory requirements, requires an additional cost of copying the table the extra time. In most cases, you would be right. But in this case, what I need is to re-read the data section. That is the specific task on hand. You see, in the real world this routine would only get called once. But I want to Benchmark it. Thus the problem. Caching DATA like that would defeat the benchmark.