in reply to Re^3: CPU cycles DO NOT MATTER!
in thread CPU cycles DO NOT MATTER!

I generally agree with the OP that in perl CPU cycles do not matter. What matters much more in perl is algorithm changes; usually memory/IO related.

If you really want to optimize your CPU usage (assuming CPU usage, instead of network or other IO speed, is in fact the bottleneck) don't use perl. Perl's pretty damn fast for an interpreter but it's certainly not the best choice for using your CPU power.