Speed v Version

Steve Mynott steve at gruntling.com
Thu Jun 2 10:20:25 BST 2011

If it's a vendor perl it will be threaded.

If you build your own it probably won't be and may be 10% faster 
(citation needed!).

Just tell the customer that.

On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 09:46:09AM +0100, Dirk Koopman typed:

> I contemplating providing "encouragement" to a customer to upgrade
> from 5.8.7 to something more modern. One of the overriding issues is
> "speed". The customer is fixated with "speed".
> Unfortunately one of the major things the customer's clients do is
> "replicate" their ISAM data into databases, usually MS-SQL via DBI
> and DBD::ODBC. The ISAM data is always on Linux (and a few Unix)
> boxes. The replication is a batch process that must complete
> overnight. Currently it is a fairly close run thing.
> I don't suppose anyone has done any speed benchmarking on the
> various perls to date? Still less on newer DBIs etc? All the
> customer's modules are circa 2005.
> Dirk

Steve Mynott <steve at gruntling.com>

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