Program inefficiency?

Michael.Coll-Barth at VerizonWireless.com Michael.Coll-Barth at VerizonWireless.com
Sat Sep 29 18:07:52 CEST 2007


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: hall.jeff at gmail.com
> the program works great except for one thing. It's significantly
> slower through the later files in the search then through the early
> ones... Before anyone criticizes, I recognize that that middle section
> could be simplified with a for loop... I just haven't cleaned it
> up...
> 
> The problem is that the first 300 files take about 10-15 seconds and
> the last 300 take about 2 minutes... If we do more than about 1500
> files in one run, it just hangs up and never finishes...
> 
> Is there a solution here that I'm missing? What am I doing that is so
> inefficient?

You did not mention the OS, but because you are using
"pathname\editfile.txt", it sounds like you are using an MS OS.  From
past experience with various MS OSes, I found that as the number of
files in a directory increases the slower your process runs for each
file.  You might try putting these files into multiple sub-directories.


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