Gregory Murphy writes:
> So now you can build robust and reusable (albeit, painfully slow)
> tools in Perl.
Perl isn't always slow, though I'll grant that my SGMLSpm library is
(I managed to nearly double its speed with a small code change, but I
have not had time in almost a year to put together a proper release)
-- because perl can do so much with its built-in library functions, a
clever script will often be nearly as fast as a C program if it spends
most of its time in those functions. For those libraries (like
SGMLSpm) which need to do a lot of intensive computation themselves,
there is now a perl->C compiler, though I have not tried it.
All the best,
David Megginson [log in to unmask]
Microstar Software Ltd. [log in to unmask]
University of Ottawa [log in to unmask]