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Re^2: push, assign or split a file?

by gam3 (Curate)
on Jan 17, 2010 at 16:09 UTC ( #817871=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: push, assign or split a file?
in thread push, assign or split a file?

The reason that I put the Data::Dumper calls in was to make sure that the ARRAY was really being put into memory and not being delayed. If all of the tests had the Data::Dumper code, it should not affect the outcome.

I have now made it so that all the tests don't use Data::Dumper.

-- gam3
A picture is worth a thousand words, but takes 200K.


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Re^3: push, assign or split a file?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jan 17, 2010 at 21:44 UTC
    If all of the tests had the Data::Dumper code, it should not affect the outcome.

    Indeed it will; if you want to measure IO for reading, don't add IO for writing. IO is too non-deterministic at this level to benchmark accurately and appropriately. (That's even without Benchmark's flaws.)

      chromatic there was no output. The Data::Dumper output was just being put in a scalar.
      -- gam3
      A picture is worth a thousand words, but takes 200K.

        Good point; I missed that.

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