is a reference. A reference in a numeric
context gives you a memory address. Memory addresses are
usually big. Storing an element out of range in an array
will make Perl grow the array so it fits - creating undefined
values to fill up the array. Storing an element using a big
index will make Perl create a huge array, with all the elements taking two handfuls of bytes.
in reply to Re: Re: Out Of Memory error at 950MB with 14GB free RAM
in thread Out Of Memory error at 950MB with 14GB free RAM
I'd say you're lucky it takes only 50Mb on your system. It dies on one system I tried it on, and it used 420 Mb on another.