[fpc-devel] TList or TFPList - a Linked list ?

Sterling Bates whoelse at sterlingbates.com
Wed Dec 14 22:19:01 CET 2005

Michael Van Canneyt wrote:

>People that have large lists know this and take care of it.
>What is more, I think that 1 large memory block (an array) is much more 
>efficient memory wise than many small blocks. 
This is true in some cases; VMs and scripting engines (such as 
SpiderMonkey) use this technique.  However, when the list size is 
underestimated and has to grow it can be a huge detriment to performance 
and memory efficiency.

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