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C:\WINNT>perl -e "print 00x888888888;" Out of memory!

Amazing, it returns really quickly. Anyone care to speculate why this dies in a split second? Is the memory management engine really that smart? I didn't think Perl had any self-imposed ulimits or anything like that, and the Windows/Linux behavior is identical. You'd think it would slurp all available memory, but it looks like it doesn't even get close to trying.


In reply to Re: How to burn 100 megabytes in one line and still get the wrong answer by flyingmoose
in thread How to burn 100 megabytes in one line and still get the wrong answer by zude

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