[REBOL] For an Optimum Binary Read?
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 13-Sep-2000 13:37
I like to pose a question for some comment :
I'd like to read a binary index file.
This file will contain 32-byte offsets into a database.
This file could have over 100k offsets in it, so could be over 400k in size.
I think it would be less than optimum to read one integer
at a time, but it could also be a drain on system resources
to read the entire 400k into memory.
If my presumption is correct, then the alternate would be
to use a buffer and read a part of the file at a time.
As in :
bin-buf: make binary! 256
What then could be an optimum read size?
Comments and opinions would be appreciated.