Why Perl needs a VM

Matt Sergeant msergeant at messagelabs.com
Tue Sep 4 20:34:00 BST 2007

On 4-Sep-07, at 2:20 PM, ben at bpfh.net wrote:

> I've had a poke at the code and sure enough, we're using  
> XPathContext, which
> I'd thought was a pure perl piece on top of XML::LibXML. It isn't -  
> it's got
> a C implementation at its heart.
> The Java implementation is still substantially quicker.

Then you're doing something wrong. Or it's not the XPath part that's  

XML::LibXML is significantly faster than any Java implementation.



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