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P5-tie-array-pack

May 26, 2018

Array implemented as a packed string

One of the drawbacks for using Perl’s native array is that it is a memory-hog. Normally it takes 20 bytes a scalar 16 bytes for scalar + overhead. This can be a problem when you need to handle millions of numbers in-memory. This module saves memory in exchange for speed.

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