From Slashdot, On Performance

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I knew there was a reason I read slashdot (beside waiting for a compile cycle in VS to finish, or the cursor to move). A comment about the speed of Perl vs. C++ and Assembler.

Remember kids, if your process is IO-bound, you want the fastest possible code ever to make sleeping on those system calls as efficient as possible!