[Mono-devel-list] Language Shootout - problems with Mono times

Isaac Gouy igouy2 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 1 20:17:20 EDT 2004

--- Marcus <mathpup at mylinuxisp.com> wrote:
> It would be a shame to exclude Mono's results. 
Indeed, which is why we're investigating and trying to resolve this.

> Is Mono the only platform that has this timing issue? 
Yes it seems to be just Mono that has this issue.

> Have you considered an alterative mechanism for timing the execution,
> or even using the real time instead?
We've mostly been continuing what Doug Bagley started, so there's a
reluctance to mess with that. 
There are issues with the timing resolution we get with user-time &
sys-time, but there are also issues with using wall-clock time - you'll
notice that many of the compiled languages have very similar times, and
some might suggest that wall-clock time would just introduce more
variation unrelated to program runtime.

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