[RC5] Golomb Rulers (was "sexy" projects)

Charles P. Wright cpw at unix.asb.com
Mon Mar 2 22:02:42 EST 1998

Greg Hewgill wrote:
> >Jason Bechtel wrote:
> >Kalle Tuulos wrote:
> >> There is one big "con" in existing OGR clients. They demand a
> >> huge choose.dat file.
> >
> > I was unaware of this.  Thank you for pointing it out.  This would
> >certainly rule out running the client from a standard floppy!
> It's not strictly *necessary* to use a large choose.dat file, or even to
> use one at all. Depending on how much memory you are willing to give up to
> the search client, you can use a choose.dat ranging from 700k to nearly 100
> MB (clearly unsuitable for ordinary floppies!). You can probably generate
> an even smaller choose.dat file too. To avoid using choose.dat altogether,
> you can use the older (and slower) "gvant" program, which has a very small
> disk and memory footprint (a few tens of K on disk, a few hundred K in
> memory).
Will the client w/ the 11.5 MB need a lot of memory?

Charles P. Wright
cpw at unix.asb.com.
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