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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • So, how MUCH faster? :)

    • Sorry, no fancy graphs.

      I wrote a deliberately simple program to count select_read() events per second. I ran it five times for each version of POE, averaged the results, and calculated the improvement using (new_rate/old_rate-1). Standard deviation for the sample sets were about 1%, if that matters.

      #!/usr/bin/env perl

      use warnings;
      use strict;

      use POE;

      my $limit = 10_000;
      my @start_times;
      my @end_times;
      my $count = 0;

      my $filehandle;

        inline_states => {
          _start => sub {
            open $filehandle, "<", "/dev/zero" or die $!;
            $_[KERNEL]->select_read($filehandle, "count");
            @start_times = times();
          count  => sub {
            if ($count < $limit) {

            @end_times = times();
            for (0..$#end_times) {
              $end_times[$_] -= $start_times[$_];

            $_[KERNEL]->select_read($filehandle, undef);


      print join("\t", "POE", "BENCH", "COUNT", "RATE"), "\n";
      print join(
        sprintf("%.2f", $limit / ($end_times[0] + $end_times[1])),
      ), "\n";

      I don't have a methodology to test the mark-and-sweep garbage collection in isolation. Got any ideas?