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Re: Re: Re: Re: Assigning data to an array is slow..

by davorg (Chancellor)
on Mar 01, 2001 at 19:11 UTC ( #61560=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Assining data to an array is slow..
in thread Assining data to an array is slow..

The problem isn't in the size of the file that you're processing, but rather in the number of times you run the test. You don't show the code that sets your $count variable, but you should look at increasing that value.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Assigning data to an array is slow..
by rbi (Monk) on Mar 01, 2001 at 20:01 UTC
    The benchmark result is confirmed for better performance of substr in the test above.
    I've put $count = 100 and reduced the input file size. Now I don't get any warning, the improvement with method Three is evaluated to be about 25%:
    Benchmark: timing 100 iterations of Method One, Method Three, Method T +wo... Method One: 7 wallclock secs ( 7.60 usr + 0.11 sys = 7.71 CPU) Method Two: 8 wallclock secs ( 7.83 usr + 0.11 sys = 7.94 CPU) Method Three: 6 wallclock secs ( 5.82 usr + 0.10 sys = 5.92 CPU)
    About the benchmark... I felt more confortable with about 40 CPU seconds, even if there was a warning. With repeated iterations I think some time is taken by the call, while one call with a big file is better focussing on the array extraction. But it is just my feeling... :) I'd better study the Benchmark routines to evaluate this

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