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Re: Sheer idle curiousity . . .

by vsespb (Chaplain)
on Oct 23, 2013 at 23:01 UTC ( #1059366=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Sheer idle curiousity . . .

As @TheMonkWithoutVows pointed out in Re^2: Sheer idle curiousity . . ., the code
$wait = 0 unless abs($wait);
unlike other examples, never assigns anything to $wait if $wait is -34.

Proof:
my $wait = -34; $wait = 0 unless abs($wait); print $wait;
prints -34

So if you change your benchmark to
$wait = 0 if abs($wait);
you'll see, difference is small (I got 4%). (even through abs() is still used).

UPD:Oh, @TheMonkWithoutVows and you(OP) are same persons :)

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