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March 4, 2015 07:32
Message ID: CANgJU+VdHezmJsYNL2mn2B=gvBsj3Fd4UeVK0X5x2eDa2fHfNQ@mail.gmail.com
On 4 Mar 2015 03:58, "David Golden" <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 1:23 PM, Dave Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Ditto. Perls slow sub calls are a huge issue. Anything that speeds them up
is going to have a knock on positive affect far in excess of signature