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Re^3: How to check if a variable's value is equal to a member of a list of valuesby LanX (Chancellor)
|on Mar 25, 2013 at 14:28 UTC||Need Help??|
Unfortunately all the use cases of smartmatch are hard to remember.
For repeated lookups a prepared hash scales certainly better.
You're free to check this with benchmarks or search for older discussions.¹
I hoped smartmatch could at least handle the stringification limitation of hashes, but nope:
( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)
¹) Brian got deep into benchmarking :) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3951812/how-fast-is-perls-smart-match-operator-for-searching-scalar-in-an-array