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Exelent article, thanks

Exelent article, thanks

Posted Jul 14, 2006 12:21 UTC (Fri) by dion (guest, #2764)
Parent article: Crash-only software: More than meets the eye

I really enjoyed this article, most of all because it made me think of all those times where I've seen the same results, but never thought it was actually a recognized concept.

I fondly remember my first free text index which was basicly a binary tree of all words found in a collection of 20000 largeish text files.

It took longer to free the resulting tree at shutdown than it took to load it from disk at startup, so I ended up never free()ing the data and because the program was shutting down it never mattered.

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