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[REBOL] Re: How to use Hash index

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 23-Aug-2003 8:46

Hi Thorsten, TM> This rises up another question. Are the any known performance issues TM> concerning filesize or numbers of blocks or depth of nesting? Different block types are better at different things. list! values are faster at inserting and removing items, and hash! values are faster at looking items up. I think both have a case or two--with certain iteration functions for example--where they behave differently than a plain block!. I don't know of any limits. The trick is to use natives whenever you can to do the work as they can be much faster. If you know how much data you want to handle, just generate some random data and do some tests against it. REBOL makes it easy to do that. -- Gregg