Perl bignum Benchmark

This is a Benchmark in Perl about bignum :

use Benchmark qw(:all) ;

cmpthese(-1, {
'dev'      => sub {my($x,$y) = (4,3); $x = $x/$y;},
'bignum'   => sub {my($x,$y) = (4,3); use bignum; $x = $x/$y;},

Our result:

            Rate    dev bignum 
dev    4670926/s     --   -11% 
bignum 5224717/s    12%     --

We see the cost is about 12% performance, so if its not really necessary we should tun this feature off.

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