Sorting Large File (Code/Performance)

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Sun Jan 27 11:36:17 CET 2008


On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 10:00:45 +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:

> On 2008-01-27, Stefan Behnel <stefan.behnel-n05pAM at web.de> wrote:
>> Gabriel Genellina wrote:
>>> use the Windows sort command. It has been
>>> there since MS-DOS ages, there is no need to download and install other
>>> packages, and the documentation at
>>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491004.aspx says:
>>> 
>>> Limits on file size:
>>>   The sort command has no limit on file size.
>>
>> Sure, since no-one can ever try it with more than 640k, it's
>> easy to state that there is no limit. :)
> 
> Huh?  I used DOS sort to sort files much bigger than 640K.

That was an allusion to a quote misattributed to Bill Gates about DOS:

  640K ought to be enough for anybody.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Bill_Gates#Misattributed

Ciao,
	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch



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