in reply to Is there a penalty for namespace use?
Memory allocation and free has been discussed a few times:
- How do I free memory allocated to an array
- Freeing perl memory
- Freeing up memory
- Freeing memory used by arrays
- Not able to release memory
- Another memory usage question
- Garbage Collection and undef
Updated, reordered a little.
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