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Re (tilly) 5: processing large files

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Jul 04, 2001 at 23:48 UTC ( #93926=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re (tilly) 3: processing large files
in thread processing large files

I consider a pointer to be the name of a byte in memory.

Thus my mental model of the problem of seeking to a random spot in a large file is that you don't know how to name the location that you want. YMMV.

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Re: Re (tilly) 5: processing large files
by sierrathedog04 (Hermit) on Jul 05, 2001 at 00:19 UTC
    Good enough. Since Perl does not permit pointer arithmetic any distinction between addresses and names is meaningless. While I understand that internally Perl uses C uses pointers and even pointer arithmetic it is, as you say, only a mental map.

    Ultimately it is all just electrical charges on a circuit anyway. Perl itself doesn't really exist at runtime.

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