Use a table, even if most of the entries are the same/empty, it makes your logic simpler and computers like them (remember this was when you sweated over every byte your code used).
No, that was back when the CPU would run on the same frequency as the RAM so you didn't have to think about caching. Nowadays looking up something in a large table can be expensive because accessing RAM is slow, but on the other hand conditional jumps can be expensive too because of prefetching and decoding, so figuring out what takes more time is much more complicated. (But at least there's still good documentation (eg.) so if you really take the time to RTFM then you can make an educated guess.)
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||