[clug] Looking for string indexing library
richard_c at tpg.com.au
Mon May 24 11:29:34 GMT 2004
> I've got a list of city names (approx 3 million) and I need to write
> some C code to search through them all quickly.
> I'm accessing them by by packing them all into a file (with null
> termination), and then mmaping the file.
> So the string indexing library would have to accept pointers to the
> strings, not copy them into some internal store, be able to do
> substring lookups, and ideally be able to return a key or index value
> for the string it finds. Even better would be if it could save its
> index and hot-start from that.
Not that this is really news to you, but I'd be doing this in Perl... :P
P.S.: Sorry if this comes in HTML, I'm still taking my new client
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