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

I realize that there are many times when you need to use either a single quoted (') string and other times when you need to use double quotes ("). However there are many occasions when either will do nicely. On occasions such as those when you don't care about the special properties of either single or double quotes, which is the best to use. My hunch is that single would be better because there would be less processing of escaped characters.