Category Archives: newbie-written tutorials

Paul Scheinast offers many naïve Perl benchmarks

The Benchmark module is one of the most dangerous things to give a new and uninformed Perl programmer. Paul Scheinast constructed a page to Write Fast Code in Perl which completely misses the point of optimizing code. There’s some conversation in the Reddit post How to write fast code in Perl. As I emphasize in […]

Test for an empty string

Sometimes I need to see if there is anything in a string, so I looked for a random tutorial from someone I didn’t know to give me the answer, like Test empty strings in perl.