On Feb 20, 2005, at 3:50 PM, Brian Schr?der wrote:

> This version loads the dictionary a lot faster (3 times as fast as the 
> old
> version) because it does not create as many intermediate objects. Also 
> I measured that upcasing and gsub'ing is faster on the long string 
> than on the individual short strings.

Must be something wrong with my old iBook, because here it takes 
aaaaages for anything to even appear.

Makes me wonder if I'm running it correctly:

echo 5467945 | ruby phoneword.rb -v -p -s -d /usr/share/dict/words

Or is the problem just that I/O intensive?

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	Jordi