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use English (was: Re: (Ovid - accidental obfuscation?)Re: Perverse Unreadable Code)

by KM (Priest)
on Apr 26, 2001 at 00:06 UTC ( #75599=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Ovid - accidental obfuscation?)Re: Perverse Unreadable Code
in thread Perverse Unreadable Code

do any monks use English for any production code?

I don't even use it for test code :) It can make a script slower, especially if you are using regular expressions.
Right from the POD:

=head1 BUGS This module provokes sizeable inefficiencies for regular expressions, due to unfortunate implementation details. If performance matters, consider avoiding English.

This is mainly (the RE part) because it brings $& $' and $` into the game.


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