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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 ( #459715=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?
in thread Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?

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.

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Re^4: Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?
by scmason (Monk) on Jun 03, 2005 at 21:19 UTC
    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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