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Re: Perl Read-Ahead I/O Buffering

by sth (Priest)
on Oct 26, 2006 at 20:34 UTC ( #580831=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Read-Ahead I/O Buffering

Have you tried read()? If the records are fixed length you could read in for a length * number rows and then split on the newline or read in a big chunk and add logic to keep a partial record from the end of the buffer and add to it on the next read.

while ( read($fh, $buf, $len) ) { @lines = split "\n", $buf; . . . }
It may be faster, worth a try.

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