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David Golden
March 4, 2015 02:58
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On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 1:23 PM, Dave Mitchell <> wrote:

> While I'm not always opposed in principle to things being pluggable, I
> would attach a much higher priority to reducing the overhead of function
> calls in perl as much as possible. This is an area where perl is
> notoriously slow. If I had to choose just one or the other, I would
> choose speed without a flicker of hesitation. After all, if people want a
> infinitely pluggable parser, they know where to find perl6.


I strongly believe that a faster Perl will have a much bigger impact on the
attractiveness and longevity of Perl 5 compared to greater pluggabiltiy.

David Golden <> Twitter/IRC: @xdg

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