in reply to How to access a static hash.

          Rate   hash    ref
hash   11956/s     --   -73%
ref    43773/s   266%     --

You are misreading the results. That says using ref is faster by 266%, not slower.

Update: ... or perhaps you have just forgotten how you named your two codes. "hash" and "ref"?! They are both using hashrefs!

The one with the pre-created hashref is the faster one though. Just as common wisdom would have it.

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