[Israel.pm] scalars and arrays
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Sun Feb 15 05:12:15 PST 2004
>Is there any performance penalty using the wrong syntax ?
I would expect some penalty. I asked my computer:
time perl -we '$a=1 while(++$i<1000000)'
time perl -we '@a=1 while(++$i<1000000)'
You have to run these commands a few times because the first run is
slower that the following runs
(The operating system caches recently accessed files). On my machine, I
got 1.020s user time for the
first example and 1.590s user time for the second example.
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