paymon at paymon at
Thu Nov 30 05:36:42 CST 2000

I used a scalar in the example but it was supposed to say 'big data structure' not bad data structure.
So I use it when it massive, innit.

On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 11:28:46AM -0000, Gareth Noyce wrote:
> References to scalars are no quicker, however arrays and other
> data-structures do see a lot of benefit from references. In general I tend
> to use references purely for passing closures/tieing events to anonymous
> functions and getting around weird TK namespacing issues...
> "Advanced Perl" -- chapter one p9-10, discusses reference passing
> performance. The last few chapters discuss the internals in more detail...

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