Is there any kind of container-like-thing in Ruby for the special case
of a large number of fixed-type-datums? (As opposed to objects.)
Basically, imagine that I have, for instance, a huge matrix of data.
So far as I can tell, that really means a huge selection of individual
objects, all allocated possibly using separate chunks of memory, because
they all have to be, well, objects – they can’t just be raw data.
using any given item in the matrix is convenient if they’re all already
objects, but the storage looks like it’d be ridiculously large.
Is this just not idiomatic in Ruby? Is there some base class or object
type I haven’t spotted yet which handles cases like this?