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Re: Re: Optimizing the bejeezus out of a sub

by sgifford (Prior)
on Jun 24, 2003 at 07:38 UTC ( #268414=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Optimizing the bejeezus out of a sub
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My goal was to speed things up by avoiding copying each value from @_ to $section. While foreach is certainly more aesthetic, some benchmarking shows it to be about the same speed as my loop.

I'm a little surprised by this, actually; I expected using @_ directly to always be faster, since it would avoid copying values.

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Re: Re: Re: Optimizing the bejeezus out of a sub
by IlyaM (Parson) on Jun 24, 2003 at 08:55 UTC
    foreach my $section ( @_ ) { ... } doesn't copy value from @_ to $section. In the loop the variable $section is merely an alias to a currently selected element in @_ array. You can even modify @_ array by assigning a new value to $section. Example:

    # adds 1 to all elements of array foreach my $elem (@arr) { $elem ++; }

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[Discipulus]: might be it is necessary to pass the pic data like MIME::Base64:: encode( data..
[Discipulus]: if you have a jpeg data: or as wise Corion said IM ca n read directly your handle
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[Corion]: But without instructions on how to easily test things yourself, I don't think such a call to arms is helpful
[Corion]: (this post on / p5p makes it seem to me that smoke testers seem to have a blind spot there)

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