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First of all mixing references and arrays tied to disk without thinking carefully about it is asking for serious problems.

Secondly passing the array to Perl's sort function is asking for very serious trouble. That will pass it all into memory!

What I would do for large data structures would be to use DB_File to tie a hash to a BTree, and use properly formatted strings as keys. Blech. But it will work up to the maximum file size for your OS. (OK, up to about half that - BTrees waste something like 40% of the space in the tree.) Or use a proper database.


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in thread Schwartzian Transform by merlyn

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    [TCLion]: at least that's the plan
    [1nickt]: Corion this looks good, from the pod: "there are 9000+ variations that are detected correctly in the test files (see t/data/* for most of them). If you can think of any that I do not cover, please let me know."
    [TCLion]: some moron put the date like this : Mon Feb 20 09:31:30 2017
    [Corion]: 1nickt: Yes, the module sounds promising indeed
    [1nickt]: "putting the date in correct order" how?
    [Corion]: TCLion: Whee ;)
    [TCLion]: need to put like this : 2017-02-20 09:30:53
    [1nickt]: That's why I asked if you are using DateTime. It has a large number of supporting modules (the author likes the term 'eco-system') so if you are already creating a DateTime obj from your dates, this module would read in the mnoron-formatted 1s seamlessly
    [TCLion]: when I put the date together it looks like : 2017-Feb-24 (month is the problem)
    [1nickt]: good luck, then.

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