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Re: Back to Remedial Perl for Me: map{} function

by dchetlin (Friar)
on Dec 16, 2000 at 01:33 UTC ( #46938=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Back to Remedial Perl for Me: map{} function

A note on efficiency:

`map EXPR, LIST' is in general quite a bit faster than `map BLOCK LIST', so you should probably try to use EXPRs rather than BLOCKs whenever possible in a map.

For instance, here are your first examples recoded as EXPRs:

my @adjusted_array = map $_ * 10, @array;

my %hash = map split /-/, @array;

Why is it faster? Using the BLOCK introduces a new scope, which adds some extra ops and time to start and finish. BLOCKs do give you extra power and flexibility, but try to use them only when necessary.


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(tye)Re: Back to Remedial Perl for Me: map{} function
by tye (Sage) on Dec 18, 2000 at 23:54 UTC

    Why is it faster?

    Because the optimizer is "broken". (:

            - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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