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"John.Cowan" <jcowan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > bear scripsit: > >> As for strings, pfah. If you work in corpus linguistics it's not >> too uncommon to have literally millions of characters in a string. >> I'd really hate to see strings limited to 1023 characters. > > Can you live with 2^24? No. Have you heard of sparse arrays? They need indices too. Thomas