[Catalyst] Re: Catalyst benchmark 5.7 VS 5.8

Andrew Rodland andrew at cleverdomain.org
Tue Sep 29 04:02:10 GMT 2009

On Monday 28 September 2009 09:31:13 pm Fayland Lam wrote:
> Toby Corkindale wrote:
> > Fayland, I was looking at the benchmarks that you linked, and was just
> > wondering which version of Perl you're running against?
> >
> > (CentOS 5 was one of the operating systems that came with the
> > badly-patched Perl with the slow bless performance.. although I'm sure
> > it's been patched by now?
> > ie. http://blog.vipul.net/2008/08/24/redhat-perl-what-a-tragedy/
> > )
> Thanks for your update. but it doesn't help on the benchmark since they
> are run on the same condition. so 5.7 is really better than 5.8 under
> siege.
That doesn't follow. If your perl is broken and very slow at doing something 
that 5.8 does much more often, then 5.8 can be slower for you without being 
slower for everyone else.

I have a real app and a suitable test system at hand -- I'll run some benches 
of my own and at least add a few more data points to the mix.


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