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Re: relative speed of 5.8.0

by Felonious (Chaplain)
on Jul 24, 2002 at 18:18 UTC ( #184973=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to relative speed of 5.8.0

After reading the above posts, I began playing around with this myself. The only thing new I discovered was this:

use open IO => ":raw";
Adding the above made it abysmally slow!
Running it again under 'strace' made it clear why, the reads are done one byte at the time!
Anyone know a good reason why this would be so?

-- O thievish Night, Why should'st thou, but for some felonious end, In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars? --Milton

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