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Re: profiling

> --- "Adams, Charles" wrote:

>> I personally would like to know which builtins and list operations
>> are most expensive and possibly bump up the tick cost to reflect it.

> Mmm.  The 'in' operator takes only 2 ticks whether it is 2 in
> {1,2,3} or #<large> in players() on LambdaMOO :-P

Right.  Which means that by simple inspection of a verb you can
determine how many ticks it will use without reference to what values
it's operating on.  Loops are the exception to this, of course, but
you have a much better grip on when those rather explicit actions will

Jay Carlson

Flat text is just *never* what you want.   ---stephen p spackman


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