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G'Day Oh Wise Ones

I come to ye with some great confuzzlement. I have a loop like so:

for (my $i = 0; $i < scalar(@array); $i++) { for (my $j = $i; $j < scalar(@array); $j++) { foreach my $value (@{$hash{$array[$i]}{$array[$j]}}){ # do great deeds } } }

This loop does crash. And, it is apparently the foreach that is causing the crash, as this still crashes:

for (my $i = 0; $i < scalar(@array); $i++) { for (my $j = $i; $j < scalar(@array); $j++) { foreach my $value (@{$hash{$array[$i]}{$array[$j]}}) { next(); # do great deeds } } }

But importantly this does not crash:

for (my $i = 0; $i < scalar(@array); $i++) { for (my $j = $i; $j < scalar(@array); $j++) { next(); foreach my $value (@{$hash{$array[$i]}{$array[$j]}}) { # do great deeds } } }

I should be clear: the data structures are exactly as presented. @array is a simple array, while %hash is a hash of hashes of arrays. This HoHoA is really a DBM::Deep object, however, as I had expected this to be more efficient on memory usage.

I should also point out: this code works properly with smaller datasets, but not with my full dataset, which includes millions of data-points in the HoHoA and tends of thousands in the arrays.

In my simple-minded view this indicates a memory-leak in the foreach loop. Am I missing something? In general, should I be doing something different rather than a foreach? Or am I vastly confuzzled and missing something obvious to ye great and mighty ones?

In reply to Out of Memory Error -- Possible Leak? by Anonymous Monk

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