Re: [OT] C++ programming: keeping count of data items read from file
s. keeling wrote:
Ron Johnson <email@example.com>:
Sorry. It just seems (to an old C programmer) that this is pretty
simple problem, unless there's some tricky detail that you aren't
That's exactly what I was thinking looking at the problem. No offence
meant to the OP, but this sounds like a trivial problem for perl. We
must be missing something.
Yes. It is the scale of the problem.
Man, does C++ produce ugly, obtuse code (no offence meant to C++ code
posters; thanks), and this from a perl programmer.
The problem may be quite trivial in the languages you mention as far as
the mechanics of reading of lines from a file are concerned. However,
the experiments under question (for which I am writing the code) involve
reading large number of files which may be huge in size (thousands of
lines and many numbers on each line in each file). For that, I very much
doubt languages like Perl or Python are going to outperform C or C++ in
Had I been sure to get the same efficiency with Perl or bash or Python
(awk, sed, cut, and so on ... ), I would have taken that route.
Like they say, right tool for the right job ....