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A lesson from Bioinformatics: limiting your program's memory space

This article's been in my primary bookmarks for a long time, and I figured it was about time I shared it--also created a new category for it: coding (ideas for any language).

perl.com: A Chromosome at a Time with Perl, Part 2 Basically, the idea is when "searching for a pattern in a very large file by keeping only a small "window" of the file in memory at any one time, in a buffer." This could apply to any large data set. One could think of it as internal data packets.