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Re: Hash entries starting with a given string.

by TedPride (Priest)
on Jul 28, 2008 at 05:17 UTC ( #700460=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Hash entries starting with a given string.

Why are you doing this? You can theoretically create a sorted list in n lg n time, or create additional hashes for every searchable substring length, but with 2^40 entries - or even a fraction of that - you won't have enough memory to hold the original hash, never mind any additional data structures.
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