[REBOL] Re: Overhead for insert and blocks
From: chris:starforge:demon at: 31-Oct-2000 10:22
Andrew Martin wrote:
> > Internally the files look like:
> > ...how are blocks stored?
> > ...is the data arranged in a single continuos memory area?
> Watch carefully...
But that doesn't actually answer my question. I'm not talking
about the representation the user sees, but how the data is
actually held in memory. Is it a simple memory block, single
or double linked list, how are nested blocks handled: are
they interleaved or does the parent block contain pointers
to the memory containing the nested blocks? What exactly happens
when a block is inserted into a block with /only?
These implementation issues can have a huge effect on the
speed of the script. I guess I shouldn't really be worrying
about such things but I'm an unrepentant C programmer and
habits are hard to break ;)
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