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Re^2: Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?

by hardburn (Abbot)
on May 23, 2005 at 18:54 UTC ( #459672=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?
in thread Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?

Umm, Perl5 is neither solid or highly optimized. That's why we need Perl6.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

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Re^3: Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?
by perrin (Chancellor) on May 23, 2005 at 20:56 UTC
    I disagree. Perl5 has had a great deal of attention paid to optimization, particularly in areas like sorting, regexes, and hash functions. That's one reason why it leaves most other scripting languages (Python, PHP, and Ruby, for example) in the dust when compared on the basis of simple performance.
      What are you stats on 'leaves python in the dust?'
      "Never take yourself too seriously, because everyone knows that fat birds dont fly" -FLC
        Every language benchmark page I've ever seen shows Perl ahead of Python in raw performance. Obviously there are more important things than how fast you can compute some silly algorithms, but there is a trend.

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