Robert Dober wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 6:29 AM, 7stud -- <bbxx789_05ss / yahoo.com> wrote:
>>  > U:/movtest/new1]
>>  takes up 1 byte of memory.  I don't know exactly what the overhead for
>>  an array is, but it is comparatively tiny--although you never know with
>>  ruby.
> A well judged statement again....
> 
> For Ruby 1.9 the overhead of an array is one long and 4 VALUES, I am
> not a VM Guru but it would surprise me a lot if a VALUE used more than
> 4 bytes given their semantic meanings shared flags and klass, the
> fourth being a pointer to the content.
> I am sure that someone will correct me if I am wrong but I estimate
> the overhead  of less than 21 bytes.
> 
> I would guess all your arrays would take up less than 1,000
>>yes that seems indeed a save guess....
> HTH
> Robert
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Thanks for the prompt reply, 7student and Robert =) But while 
transferring files, it does take a significant amount time though, so 
the primary reason does not lie in the arrray? If so, is there any way I 
can quicken the process of transferring files?

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