[Mono-list] Performance comparisons

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 22:35:07 +1100

On 16-Jan-2003, Gopal V <gopalv82@symonds.net> wrote:
> So in general speed wars are stupid, because we end up optimising for
> benchmarks and endup slowing down real code ...

Speed wars are stupid if you base them on trivial benchmarks.
But if you use non-trivial real apps for your benchmarks,
then the optimizations you make for those apps will be likely
to help other apps too.

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