On Nov 14, 2012, at 11:06 , Charles Hixson <charleshixsn / earthlink.net> =
wrote:

> I'm going to need to think about the implications of that.  It's =
looking like I need to change something basic in my design.  An Array =
was the simple and most logical code,  but if Arrays are as slow as =
Hashes (or nearly so) something is not appropriate for this project.  =
Perhaps I WILL need to use a database.

Like everyone else on this thread, I'm going to have to say:

would you PLEASE just fucking measure something already???

  require 'benchmark'

it's not hard.