Re: Large Pre-formatted Files

Martijn Koster <>
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Subject: Re: Large Pre-formatted Files
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 14 Jan 1994 10:05:04 EST." <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 1994 15:41:44 +0000
From: Martijn Koster <>
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> We'd like to put our local installation's phone book, about 300KB
> in size and more than 4,000 lines long, up on our internal server.

Why put all the data in a single document? Why not write a simple gateway
to search through that file for names or whatever? That will be a lot
faster than loading the whole document and searching through it yourself.

> name<tab><tab><tab>number<tab>department<tab>building/room

Especially with a nice format like that it's trivial...

-- Martijn
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