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in thread Maintenance vs. Programming style

tye,
This reminds me of a conversation from a few years ago at PerlMonks where I kept trying to figure out why someone insisted on making code smaller. It turned out that they assumed that smaller code was more efficient. That isn't the case.

You mentioned that to me a little over 5 years ago when I had about 5 months of perl under my belt. In retrospect, I think my problem was two fold. The first issue I had was that I didn't take the time to understand what your code was doing so when it wasn't fast enough, I didn't understand how to adapt it. The second part is that I did know that fewer ops usually means less work which usually means faster run time. I was a bit naive about achieving the fewer ops.

I try not to make that mistake anymore.

Cheers - L~R

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