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Re^4: Anonymous Monk?by flexvault (Monsignor)
|on Jan 18, 2011 at 20:34 UTC||Need Help??|
I did have problems with my terminology, and previewed and changed my comments many times before hitting the create button.
But, you are an example of what I was trying to describe. You are here since 2000, and have shown by your rank, that perl is important to you, and I'm sure I will mentally add you to my list of 'valued' monks. You also know that I registered for perlmonks.org in 2008.
What you don't know, is that I rejected the whole concept as foolish and that I wrote in my log ... "Anon Monks ruin the whole thing". (NOTE: The only reason I looked at perlmonks.org, was that my google queries would take me to the site).
Fast forward to 2010, and I had a problem I just couldn't find an answer to. After about a week of searching/coding/testing, I resorted to trying perlmonks.org with my question. But this time, something magical happened, a monk (BrowserUk) not only gave me an answer, but gave a 1-line perl script that showed what was going on inside perl. And within 1-hour of my question.
Now that was something fantastic.
He helped me again a couple weeks ago, when I used his script to find what allocation of a array does. I work on lots of large files, and couldn't understand why reading a file into perl and then splitting it was so much faster that reading a line at a time. I used his script, and the initial array was 8 elements allocated, but then added 1 element at a time. So if you read a 1_000_000 line file, you called allocate approximately 999_993 (+/-). Implementing this, the loop reading the file improved by 34%.
So I'm back looking at perlmonks.org!
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