in reply to
Hash tables, are they really what we see?
I did some benchmark for perl hash vs in-memory SQLite several days ago. Number of records that you are interested seems similar with my case, have a look at this thread if you are interested in.
Hash lookup is fast. There are cases in-memory sqlite is better than hash.
Thank you for that nice reference. It was interesting to read your benchmark. If I got to a huge project like that one, I`ll most definitely ask for wisdom.
Wisdom is sometimes useful even if one is not involved in a huge project.
Use subroutines for code reuse
Master regular expressions
Write my GUIs with Perl
Abandon CGI in favor of some modern web framework
Put my code in modules
Create CPAN distributions
test and document my code as I write it
Write OOP with or without animal help
Finally switch to a modern Perl style
Create a killer application with Perl
Detoxify from Perl and PerlMonks
Choose another language because Perl is dead
Learn to program for mobile devices
Complete my secret world domination project
None, because the road to hell is paved with good intentions
Results (181 votes),