Depending on these factors and the machine, the script might otherwise choke.

That's highly unlikely as the file is being handled line by line. And if there were a truly humongous line, your modification actually wouldn't be much better.

And you've introduced a potential bug by splitting a tab delimited file on whitespace instead of on tabs.

-sauoq
"My two cents aren't worth a dime.";

In reply to Re^3: multicolumn extraction by sauoq
in thread multicolumn extraction by Anto_ch

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