JaWi has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

My fellow monks, I'm requesting for your greater knowledge once again!

I code in Perl for about 3-4 years now, and never I took care about how to write fast Perl code. I recently started to `rethink' about my written code/snippets and was wondering about the performance of various approaches of the same functionality.
Most of the documents about Perl stress on the various ways of writing code, but not on the performance of those approaches (I thus can assume these various ways don't affect the program's performance??)

Now for the real question: how do you, my fellow monk, optimize your Perl code? Are you following some specific approaches, explicitly avoid specific structures in your code? Or is it all magic?

My sincere gratitudes,

-- JaWi

"A chicken is an egg's way of producing more eggs."