On 10/18/06, Nikolai Weibull <now / bitwi.se> wrote:
> On 10/18/06, Eric Hodel <drbrain / segment7.net> wrote:
> > Creating a new Array for enumerating the lines of a 50M String is not
> > going to be fun (or fast).
>
> When would you actually do that?

If you mean "When would you enumerate the lines of a 50M String?", one
answer is when doing molecular biology. Lots of biotech companies use
Perl to analyze DNA sequences, which are enormous Strings. The human
genome is about 650MB.

I'm sure there are plenty of people in such companies who would like
to be programming in something a bit cleaner with more manageable OO
than Perl.


mathew
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