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Chris Prather
July 3, 2014 04:07
Re: Justification - Moose not slow
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On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 11:53 PM, Sam <> wrote:

> On 06/29/2014 02:44 AM, Manoj Shekhawat wrote:
>> Hi Geeks,
>> Can you please give me proper justification that Moose isn't that slow,
>> many people in my organisation are resisting its usage by just saying
>> that it's slow.
>> I know we can increase it's speed by using:
>> __PACKAGE__->meta->make_immutable;
>> But any other points will be very helpful, we in our organization are
>> deciding to build a new automation tool using Moose.
>> Thanks in advance!!
>> --
>> Thanks!
>> Manoj Shekhawat
> We would need more info on where your people think it is slow at.
> Personally, the only performance hits I have noticed is a hit at start up
> (everyone knows that), and using native delegation using 'exists' on hashes.
> As a test, checking a list of 75k key values against a large hash took
> less than a second using a native hash. Using moose with a hashref and a
> handle to 'exists' took about 34 seconds. That might be an issue, but the
> fix is easy, just don't use a handle and make your own method.

And that really boils down to knowing your use case. I almost never use the
'exists' delegate in Native::Attributes because if I am reaching for
"exists" I almost always want to treat the data as a hash anyway. Similarly
if I have 75K keys in my hash ... I'm pretty sure I will be wanting to
treat that data structure specially anyway (and usually as a data structure
wholly and not trying to wrap it in methods).

As someone who uses Native::Traits a *lot* I can't think of too many places
where I would be accessing anything with more than a dozen keys ... so in
reality "<1s vs 34s" sounds horrific but in practice how often will you be
bitten by that use case? And when you do ... how easy will it be to
re-write your data access routines accordingly in those corner cases?


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