On Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:19:27 PM MST Przemek Klosowski via devel wrote:
> On 7/9/20 8:44 AM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Przemek Klosowski via devel wrote:
> > 
> >>    * disk access is literally O(10000) slower than RAM access
> > 
> > This notation is meaningless. By the definition of the O notation,
> > O(10000)=O(1)=O(k) for any constant k.
> Yes, you are right of course, but I just hope that everyone understood 
> that was just a shortcut for saying that the speed ratio is somewhere 
> between 1e3 and 1e5

That's not accurate, as demonstrated earlier. At least, it's not accurate for 
my hardware. I haven't tested on anything more recent.

John M. Harris, Jr.

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