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Hi, the OP here

Thank you for your input.

I went and tested for my specific performance problem: generation of HTML tables. It was a fairly dumb, CGI-ish test, and there were not-benchmarky things such as using SSL for the database connection, and the database being on another server etc. Database connection was a basic DBI + DBD::Pg.

The test was, in short: Query the database for the rows and format a HTML page of them, printing it to /dev/null. The table was about 300 rows, and had eight columns. There were a lot of function calls thanks to HTML escaping.

The contestants were Perl 5.14.2 i686-linux-thread-multi-64int and i686-linux-64int, run on an old x86 computer.

nothreads 33.8/s threads 28.7/s

I'm certain that I would get different results if I added a web framework, templating language, or even a HTTP server into the mix, or ran the database on the same computer, or whatever. But I guess I can say that non-threaded Perl is about 17% faster for this limited test.

In reply to Re: How much slower is perl (the binary) with threads than without? by Anonymous Monk
in thread How much slower is perl (the binary) with threads than without? by Anonymous Monk

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