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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Optimizing existing Perl code (in practise)

by gmpassos (Priest)
on Aug 23, 2002 at 03:26 UTC ( #192256=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: Optimizing existing Perl code (in practise)
in thread Optimizing existing Perl code (in practise)

"I'd try to avoid that by passing a reference to the large scalar to the sub instead"
Better point! :)

The reference is another good way! But is good only if you just want to past the data through the sub, because you can't read or edit it before parse the reference, and when you parse it you duplicate again the data in the memory.

Of course that the best idea is always the simplest, why not put the variable with the "big data" in global (without 'my' or 'local'), to be read by all the program?
K.I.S.S. -> Kip It Simple, Stupid! :-P

"The creativity is the expression of the liberty".

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Re^6: Optimizing existing Perl code (in practise)
by RMGir (Prior) on Aug 23, 2002 at 10:13 UTC
    Of course that the best idea is always the simplest, why not put the variable with the "big data" in global (without 'my' or 'local'), to be read by all the program? K.I.S.S. -> Kip It Simple, Stupid! :-P

    Nope. That would actually make things more complicated, since now you have to remember that this subroutine affects that global. It tends to make things more fragile, and much harder to follow for maintainers.

    The global has no benefits whatsoever over passing data in by reference. You can modify data via a reference just as well as you can with a global...
    --
    Mike

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