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Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Posted Feb 12, 2013 9:21 UTC (Tue) by alankila (guest, #47141)
In reply to: Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6. by cmccabe
Parent article: Chromatic: Goodnight, Parrot

Of course Perl is not the slowest language there is, but its speed and memory consumption nevertheless proved prohibitive for my needs. In general the problem had most to do with using a scripting language at all. Most of all I needed the struct packing efficiency and execution speed of a precompiled language, and the ability to spend just 4 bytes for an int. Hash tables (extremely fat objects) and 40 byte scalars (even if it was a single integer value) as perl typically does just wouldn't scale.

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