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in reply to Re^3: 5:10: Why is this slower than 5.8.8?
in thread 5:10: Why is this slower than 5.8.8?

Try to compile 2 versions of perl5.8 on FreeBSD - one with mymalloc, other - without. And then compare their perfomances. You will be very dissapointed. The one which uses FREEBSD's malloc will be 20-30% faster in almost any operations.