HTML::Escape is a drop out module from Text::Xslate.
Text::Xslate have a pretty fast HTML escaping feature, but it's a big library.
Perl mongers doesn't want to depend Text::Xslate.
use HTML::Escape qw/escape_html/; escape_html("<^o^>");
It's pretty faster than HTML::Entities, thanks.
Rate HTML::Entities HTML::Escape HTML::Entities 14.0/s -- -91% HTML::Escape 150/s 975% --
Code was mostly copied from gfx's. thanks!