From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 05:15:36 EDT
At 09:55 AM 10/9/02 +0200, Theo Veenker wrote:
>Compared to the 256 Mb in a typical PC each lookup table would consume 0.001%
>(or 0.01-0.03% for CJK) of main memory. My point is it is better to
>on processing speed than on table foot print.
Making two crucial assumptions here:
a) you are using a PC or similiar-sized gadget
b) you are dealing with only one mapping table
On a small device and/or in situations where many mapping tables are used
(or inadvertantly many copies of the same one) attention to size can matter.
If, for example, your application is cache-limited already, then taking
even small amounts of extra memory would appear to be able to result in a
bigger speed penalty than your simple calculation suggests.
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