ts <decoux / moulon.inra.fr> wrote:
> R> ??? Care to explain?
>  You create a String object for each call, you don't have this problem with
>  $~.begin(0) 

That would explain it. Some of the strings I'm looking at are several MB
in size. I've been writing out the data to disk and flushing stdout, but 
$` seemed to leave each complete sequence in memory, causing it to run
out rather rapidly.

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