>>>>> "MH" == Manar Hussain <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
MH> Isn't the perl compiler (along with mutli-threading) due to be released
MH> as part of the next release of perl expected comfortably before the Mj2
MH> is out of beta ...
Yes, but they (well, just Tom Christiansen, who can be a curmudgeon at
times) are saying that the compiler probably isn't going to save anyone.
We'll just have to see; I'm waiting for it to gel a bit before I try it.
MH> I'd say this means the desire is to keep the compilation speed whithin
MH> reason but not as a really major design goal.
I think it depends on the person. Some people want a MLM that's easy to
install and that has lots of features. Others want to push huge volume
through with few frills. A single MLM can't play both roles effectively.
But in my universe, the iron available to run an MLM has increased in power
along with the demand for MLM features. And on my home machine (a P2-266
that I built for just over $1100) the current development snapshot has
compile times around .3 seconds and the run times for most logged routines
are zero to three decimal places. The story isn't the same on the slow
machine I use as the test server; it's over ten times slower.