Perl 5.8.1-RC4 release notes mention FreeBSD malloc upto 200 times slower than perl malloc

Enache Adrian enache at
Tue Sep 9 10:12:45 PDT 2003

On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 a.d., Yusuf Goolamabbas wrote:
> # slurping the whole compressed Perl source code into $a
> if (open F,"perl-5.8.1.tar.gz") { local $/; $a=<F> }

I fortunately fixed that in perl 5.8.1, so when "slurping" regular files
the buffer is no longer grown by little steps with realloc.


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