Before you try to make your code run faster, you should first make
sure that it is too slow for your needs. After all, spending time profiling
and optimising an already performant code will not yield any benefits for
-production. So benchmark your code, see how well it performs and then continue
+production. So benchmark your code, see how well it performs and then continue
reading this page if it is indeed too slow. As a corrolary, when writing
code, always make sure you optimise for clarity and correctness first, not
If your program is not using <a href="$(ROOT)/uses/databases/">a database</a>
-of some sort, then using it may yield a substantial speed improvement.
-See <a href="$(ROOT)/uses/databases">our page</a> about using database with
-Perl for more information.
+of some sort, then converting it to use one may yield a substantial speed
+improvement. See <a href="$(ROOT)/uses/databases">our page</a> about using
+databases with Perl for more information.
<h3 id="write_in_faster_lang">Optimise by