[Pdx-pm] string comparison vs hash

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Tue May 29 15:44:03 PDT 2007

# from Austin Schutz
# on Tuesday 29 May 2007 03:35 pm:

>You are using different file reading techniques. That could be
>_very_ significant.

Good catch Austin.  That's quite true, particularly in one (or more?) 
version(s) of perl that had a performance bug in exactly that 
<>-in-a-list-context spot (I want to say it was 5.8.2 or so though it 
might have been 5.6.z.)

"It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize that you are 
in a hurry."
--Ralph's Observation

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