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Re: maint-5.8: Benchmark.t test failure, clues?

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Nicholas Clark
September 27, 2003 03:34
Re: maint-5.8: Benchmark.t test failure, clues?
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No-one replied to this, did they?

On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 11:56:45AM -0400, Chip Salzenberg wrote:
> On Debian unstable, building using the blead tree, I've been seeing a
> failure in Benchmark.t where something that's supposed to take more
> than one second (a fibonacci calculation?) is taking only one second.
> (It's on line 188 of lib/Benchmark.t.)
> Is Perl getting really fast or is it something else?

It's the OK at the end of this snip, isn't it?

    my $start = time;
    $got = timethis(-2, sub {$foo+= fib($ballast)}, $title, 'none');
    my $end = time;
    isa_ok($got, 'Benchmark',
           "timethis, at least 2 seconds with format 'none'");
    ok ($foo > 0, "benchmarked code was run");
    ok ($end - $start > 1, "benchmarked code ran for over 1 second");

In which case, -2 meant that it should run for 2 seconds, so something is
going wonky if that failed.

Nicholas Clark

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