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I am aware that 9.8ms is only %0.08 of the 11 secondsSorry, but you've answered yourself there. 0.08% is
And that's ignoring all the other benefits -- already listed above -- of not having to pass this God-reference around everywhere.
I still say death by a 1000 cuts!
More like 200,000,000 (1/0.000000005) itsy-bitsy, teany-weany paper cuts.
You (and the implementers of dTHX/aTHX_ et al.) are fiddling while Rome burns. The very definition of premature optimisation.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.