Grokbase Groups Perl ai May 2001
From: John Porter
Lee Goddard wrote:
John Porter wrote:
Unless you can implement your critical algorithmic pieces on the
perl regex engine, you're going to be slow.
Or Yacc and Lex
Um, I'm talking about when *perl* is fast...
Oh sorry - thought you were saying that perl is *faster* than C
on that bit. It wasn't in my experience. Sadly.

But hey, Perl 6.... you never know!

Let's see your benchmarks. I don't believe you have any.
I want to believe.
What, that Perl can be as fast as C for typical real-world
tasks? I'd like to too, but I already know better.


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