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Re: (tye)Re: Benchmarking chop/substr/split

by larryl (Scribe)
on Mar 17, 2001 at 02:15 UTC ( #65045=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (tye)Re: Benchmarking chop/substr/split
in thread Benchmarking chop/substr/split

True, it might not be worth the bloat for something not frequently used. I'm just in a fuss because I read that gnat wants to take chop() out of the core.  I like chopchop is my friend.  I don't want to have to type  $a = substr($_,-1); substr($_,-1) = '' when what I want is  $a = chop .


Besides, it's at least twice as fast every place I've tested it. If you need to check a few thousand credit cards a day, it makes a noticeable difference.

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(tye)Re2: Benchmarking chop/substr/split
by tye (Sage) on Mar 17, 2001 at 02:19 UTC

    Yeah, I like chop too. FYI, you don't have to repeat the substr: $a= substr($_,-1,1,"");
    Though this doesn't work in older versions of Perl.

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

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