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Re: Perl Optimization

by damian1301 (Curate)
on Jun 02, 2001 at 07:59 UTC ( #85152=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Optimization

Just some slight, stupid optimizations to save the slightest bit of space.

  • substr before regex (if possible). transliteration before regex. Use regex as last resort.
  • use single quotes if no interpolation is needed (REALLY minor optimization).
  •  $foo ? $bar; is faster than $bar if $foo; which is faster than if($foo){$bar}.
  • require is always faster than use.
  • use Memoize if that slow function that is called a couple times needs speeding up.


Tiptoeing up to a Perl hacker.
Dave AKA damian

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