On topic: The Wednesday Challenge

Jacqui caren jacqui.caren at ntlworld.com
Wed Aug 15 15:46:38 BST 2007

Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 15:01 +0100, Andy Armstrong wrote:
>>Given a 64 Mbyte file containing random binary data write a perl  
>>program such that

> I hardly think that is on-topic

It *is* on topic if this list is trying to cover first year CS
or research into new sort algorithms.
For me, it is not even a fun thing to do.

Now making XMLRPC::Lite or Frontier::* go faster and *NOT* eat 97%CPU 
(other langs eat 3%CPU for same tests) and come even close to
10% of the reqs/sec C/Java performance would be impressive.


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