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A note on efficiency:

`map EXPR, LIST' is in general quite a bit faster than `map BLOCK LIST', so you should probably try to use EXPRs rather than BLOCKs whenever possible in a map.

For instance, here are your first examples recoded as EXPRs:

my @adjusted_array = map $_ * 10, @array;

my %hash = map split /-/, @array;

Why is it faster? Using the BLOCK introduces a new scope, which adds some extra ops and time to start and finish. BLOCKs do give you extra power and flexibility, but try to use them only when necessary.


In reply to Re: Back to Remedial Perl for Me: map{} function by dchetlin
in thread Back to Remedial Perl for Me: map{} function by jreades

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