Joining Big Files

vasudevram vasudevram at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 20:13:05 CEST 2007


On Aug 27, 12:43 am, mcl <mcl.off... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> All,
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> As my background is much smaller memory machines than today's giants -
> 64k being abigmachine and 640k being gigantic. I get very worried
> about crashing machines when copying or editingbigfiles, especially
> in a multi-user environment.
>
> Mr Knuth - that brings back memories.  I rememeber implementing some
> of his sort routines on a mainframe with 24 tape units and an 8k drum
> and almost eliminating one shift per day of computer operator time.
>
> Thanks again
>
> Richard

I can imagine ... though I don't go back that far.
Cool ...

Vasudev




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