Image::TextMode::Reader::ANSI::XS - Fast ANSI image parsing
# The XS reader will automatically be used instead of the pure-perl version my $ansi = Image::TextMode::Format::ANSI->new $ansi->read( shift );
To parse an ANSI file, we use a simple state machine and examine each character individually. This proves to be a little on the slow side in pure-perl form.
This module endeavors to re-implement the parsing in XS/C. The results show a major speed increase; about 25 times faster.
perl Makefile.PL make make test make install
This is an XS-based version of Image::TextMode::Reader::ANSI's method of the same name.
Image::TextMode version 0.22 Image::TextMode::Reader::ANSI::XS version 0.09 Filesize: 75501 bytes Benchmark: timing 50 iterations of PP, XS... PP: 33 wallclock secs (32.03 usr + 0.01 sys = 32.04 CPU) @ 1.56/s (n=50) XS: 1 wallclock secs ( 1.59 usr + 0.03 sys = 1.62 CPU) @ 30.86/s (n=50) Rate PP XS PP 1.56/s -- -95% XS 30.9/s 1878% --
Brian Cassidy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2009-2013 by Brian Cassidy
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.