The list to table is build around a while loop, one item is taken of the list and put in a table, the list is shortened and the while loop is repeated.
On seeing this construction I thought this would be a good candidate to be replaced with the delimitedsplit8k function.
So to 'convince' the responsible persons I scripted some code to show that a significant improvement was possible.
Using the 'same' call for both situations the list to table construction (with the while etc.) and the delimitedsplit8k, I did some timing. The timing was not significantly different but in general the list to table (with the while etc.) was performing better.
This is not a convincing scenario to use the delimitedsplit8k.
During 'harvesting' some extra info I stumbled on what could be the cause, I will publish this in the next mail.
(3 strings of about 6000 characters each and a total of about 3000 to 4000 items was used to test both scenario's).