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From:
Jarkko Hietaniemi
Date:
January 21, 2001 14:21
Subject:
Re: perl@8506
Message ID:
20010121162121.M20060@chaos.wustl.edu
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 10:37:13PM +0100, Andreas J. Koenig wrote:
> >>>>> On Sun, 21 Jan 2001 14:15:57 -0600, Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi@iki.fi> said:
> 
>    >         http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl@8506.tgz
>    >         http://www.hietaniemi.org/jarkko/perl@8506.tgz
>    >         ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@8506.tgz
> 
> Wow, I notice a fantastic speedup of the tests. C<time make test>
> reports:
> 
> 8494:
> All tests successful.
> u=0.57  s=0.22  cu=38.25  cs=64.15  scripts=275  tests=21281
> make test  60.77s user 77.58s system 65% cpu 3:32.82 total
> 
> 8505:
> All tests successful.
> u=0.46  s=0.12  cu=37.93  cs=63.7  scripts=275  tests=21281
> make test  40.38s user 73.25s system 63% cpu 2:58.89 total
> 
> Is there a known reason?

I spent countless hours by flickering candlelight slaving away
optimizing the whole test suite...  no, not really, I'm making this up.
The speedup is rather remarkable, though, and it bothers me greatly
that I can't see any good reason for it.

> -- 
> andreas

-- 
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