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Hello phirun and welcome to the monastery,

you already had nice answers and a useful thread to read, just to add my 2 cents.

bliako is right with:

> Caveat: the motto "only Perl can parse Perl" very frequently pops up in these sort of questions.

But a perl document can be parsed by PPI and pod and comments easily removed

# the entire document: >perl -MPPI -e "print PPI::Document->new('example.pl')" use strict; use warnings; # safety net loaded my %ha = ( # dont use one letter variables 'ha' => 1, # this stand for.. 'he' => 2, # and this other for ); =pod =h4 documentation =cut print $ha{'ha'}."\n"; # other unuseful comment __END__ # the stripped document >perl -MPPI -e "$doc = PPI::Document->new('example.pl'); $doc->prune(' +PPI::Token::Pod'); $doc->prune('PPI::Token::Comment'); print $doc->se +rialize" use strict; use warnings; my %ha = ( 'ha' => 1, 'he' => 2, ); print $ha{'ha'}."\n"; __END__

So you can take a big enough perl document ( 1Mb ?) with lot of comments and pod, setup a non persistent weberver (with my limited experience I mean: a server which load the content at each request) and use ab to spot differences between serving the stripped and the complete document. Have fun ;)

L*

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In reply to Re: Performance penalties of in-Perl docn vs compiled CGIs. by Discipulus
in thread Performance penalties of in-Perl docn vs compiled CGIs. by phirun

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