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Re: I don't get map. How would I use map here?

by Chady (Priest)
on Jun 19, 2004 at 09:42 UTC ( #368139=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I don't get map. How would I use map here?

One OT but related note is the use of for to read from a filehandle.

I got bitten by that before.

for will create the list and iterate over it. This means that if <DATA> is a filehandle to a file containing 1Gb of data, for will attempt to create the 1Gb+ list, thus bringing your system to its knees.

The 'safer' way to do this would be to use a while instead of for because it doesn't create the list.

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