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Re: Re: Prolegemona To A Future Scripting Language: Game Of Life In Perl 6

by jryan (Vicar)
on Apr 27, 2003 at 09:36 UTC ( #253460=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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# Setting default value to 0 reduces initialization costs

How does setting a default value reduce initialization costs? Zero is the default initialization value for PMCs anyways, so wouldn't setting it explicitly just create extra work?

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Re: Re: Re: Prolegemona To A Future Scripting Language: Game Of Life In Perl 6
by TheDamian (Priest) on Apr 27, 2003 at 21:40 UTC
    I meant: reduces initialization costs in comparison to the previous version, which was iteratively setting every element to zero in a pair of nested for loops.