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Re^4: How to improve speed of reading big files

by djp (Hermit)
on Sep 21, 2009 at 02:19 UTC ( #796463=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: How to improve speed of reading big files
in thread How to improve speed of reading big files

No it's not unbelievable at all. It was a Perl expert who recoded the app in awk. We don't have 'awk guys', does anyone?


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Re^5: How to improve speed of reading big files
by Marshall (Prior) on Oct 01, 2009 at 05:44 UTC
    Yes there are awk guys out there. I get awk code and have to deal with it from 2 people who will remain anonymous. Their awk code is good awk code. I write Perl stuff that "stitches their awk together" and we get a good result (meaning application that works).

    As far as "Perl experts" go, some folks are considerably better at Perl than others. I remain skeptical that a well coded Perl app would be of lower performance than an awk app. I will add that fewer lines of Perl doesn't necessarily mean higher performance. I will also add that the three of us have an app and process that works and we don't see any need to optimize the performance. I would argue before taking on an "optimizing" mission, a relevant questions is: does anybody care and does it matter? The main thing is: does it work?

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