james.laver at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 16:57:49 GMT 2014
On 25 Feb 2014, at 16:45, Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org> wrote:
> Vendor supplied perl is going to be slower than one you compile yourself.
> Or at least, it won't be faster.
Historically this wasn’t always the case*. When ubuntu first got going, their packages were a little faster to load than other distros because they were the first to use LDFLAGS=-O1
That, and that it does take a little bit of domain knowledge to know how to properly tune for what it is you’re doing. Many sysadmins do not have this experience.
* No, I’m not going to forget the Dead Rat bless/overload madness in a hurry, either.
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