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Re^4: PerlIO slower than traditional IO?

by biosysadmin (Deacon)
on Aug 15, 2005 at 08:37 UTC ( #483792=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: PerlIO slower than traditional IO?
in thread PerlIO slower than traditional IO?

This hits on something that a good CS education should teach - abstraction is often very cool and provides some interesting ways to write code, but it often comes at the cost of performance.

The trade-off between performance and abstraction is something to be aware of when writing programs, and perhaps the most important thing to be aware of is that implementing abstraction takes a lot of programming time for designing and testing. Balancing these two ideas in a way that meets current requirements and anticipates future requirements is part the art of computer programming (with apologies to Don Knuth!). :)


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