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Alan Burlison
May 20, 2003 04:07
Re: Perl performance benchmark?
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Nicholas Clark wrote:

> Finding a useful benchmark seems to be a holy grail. perlbench produces
> pretty numbers, but they've not been showing any change in areas where
> specific changes have been made that produced real performance improvements
> in production code. So I'm not convinced that it's useful.
> The best thing that I can think of offhand is to take some batch-able
> (hence repeatable) application program(s) and test them. I'm told
> spamassassin is (a) a real resource hog and (b) something that even
> die-hard perl haters will install /usr/bin/perl in order to run.
> Would testing using spam assassin with a known fixed spam corpus
> provide a suitable benchmark?
> It may not make all perl scripts go faster, but it would probably make
> quite a lot of real world perl users happy.

Thanks Nick, I'll pass the info on.

Alan Burlison

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