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Perl not necessarily slower than C/C++
Authored by: hayne on Jul 16, '02 10:57:58AM

It is a common misconception that using a Perl script is slower than an application written in C/C++. This is not necessarily the case. The majority of the time in a log analysis program, for example, is likely to be in the string matching routines. This means that a Perl script would spend most of its time inside the built-in Perl text-handling functions. These are written in C and the algorithms used make them at least as efficient as the equivalent routines that a C/C++ program would use.

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