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- Subject: Re: A very basic thing I don't get
- From: David Kastrup <dak@...>
- Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:05:58 +0200
"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Roberto Ierusalimschy <email@example.com> writes:
>>> [...] but thinking of them as _either_ a linear O(1) structure
>>> _or_ a O(N log N) map is a mistake. [...]
>> Just a detail: both arrays and maps are O(1) in space, and both are
> So when I add one million entries to an array it still takes the same
> space as when I have only one entry. Interesting. Perhaps I'll have an
> entry for each star in the universe...
Where else but in the same space would the stars be?