On topic: The Wednesday Challenge

Jonathan Stowe jns at gellyfish.com
Wed Aug 15 16:03:37 BST 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 15:46 +0100, Jacqui caren wrote:
> 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.

Er quite, that is why I'm fairly confident that it isn't on-topic.

> 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.

Well, the conclusion is quite clear then isn't it.

The pink crack cherubs made me do it

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