Hah, that's hilarious. I thought much the same thing when I saw the benchmark after having seen what perl did internally.

If you're convinced that something is making an actual difference, run the benchmark a few hundred times (should be quick on a tiny proof of concept program) and do some stats on the results (average and standard deviation especally). This will help show if what you're doing is actually changing anything.


In reply to Re: No More Meaningless Benchmarks! by geekphilosopher
in thread No More Meaningless Benchmarks! by chromatic

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