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Re^2: Help understanding object constructors (by Perl Best Practices book)
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They are about 10x slower than hash- or array-based objects under average use
Agree with everything apart from this one, which doesn't match my experiences at all.
My inside out classes are within a gnat's whisker of being as fast as plain hash-based objects wherever I've used them, and the slowest inside-out object framework that I've come across (Class::Std) is only a bit over twice as slow when I've benchmarked it.