in reply to Re^4: Subroutine overhead in Perl
in thread Subroutine overhead in Perl

I'm sorry: I was probably not clear. The timing for 'java' does not include the 'javac' step, but the perl timing includes the conversion of source to code for the interpreter. I was just suggesting that the 'time' commands were not timing the same things.

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Re^6: Subroutine overhead in Perl
by ikegami (Pope) on Nov 08, 2007 at 17:15 UTC

    That is what I understood, so I guess I was the one who wasn't clear. I'm saying he *is* timing the same thing: The time it takes to run the program. Using javac is not part of running a Java program whereas parsing the Perl sources is part of running a Perl program. Perl and Java do things differently, but that doesn't mean he's not timing the same thing. (If they did things the same way, what would be the point of timing them?)