On topic: The Wednesday Challenge
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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