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Old 11-07-2019, 11:03 PM   #1
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LXer: Topping and tailing, and the slowness of GNU sort

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I noticed that with big tables, both my field-tallying function and its top-and-tailing variant ran pretty slowly. A simple diagnostic showed that the rate-limiting step was GNU sorting.



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