[Catalyst] Alternatives to Catalyst ?

Tomas Doran bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Mon Apr 26 17:04:40 GMT 2010

On 26 Apr 2010, at 10:36, Dermot wrote:
> Obviously I'd rather use the faster method but if I'm breaking the
> encapsulation in some ways that's going to bite me later, I'd steer
> clear.

Premature optimisation is the root of all evil.

I really really wouldn't be worrying about method call overhead vs  
direct hash access until:

1) Your confident your code is using the correct algorithms (i.e. you  
can bogosort a lot faster with direct access than methods - that  
doesn't meant you're not still doing a bogosort!)

2) Optimising things that profile as slow in YOUR APPLICATION.

The speedup (in developer time) you get from using the highest level  
interface / abstraction appropriate ALWAYS buys you enough extra time  
to have a round of optimisation once your code works, and fixing the  
_actual_ pain points is likely to give you many more gains than  
writing your code you in a way you think (due to trivial synthetic  
benchmarks) will be faster, but that takes longer.

It should be noted that Catalyst _SPED UP_ (on perl 5.10) when it was  
ported to Moose.


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