[Python-Dev] The first trustworthy <wink> GBayes results

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Sun, 01 Sep 2002 22:50:36 -0400

>     Tim> It takes about an hour to run and evaluate tests for one change.
>     Tim> If you want to motivate me to try, supply a patch against
>     Tim> timtest.py (in the sandbox), else I've already got far more ideas
>     Tim> than time to test them properly.  Anyone else want to test this
>     Tim> one?

[Skip Montanaro]
> Care to identify some of those ideas?

Nope, I'm puking sick of this topic now.  Look for XXX comments in
timtest.py for some of them.  You can infer others from places where XXX
comments aren't <wink>.  The f-p rate can't be improved anymore (meaning
that it's too low for me to measure an improvement if one were made).  The
f-n rate is still high, but adding more headers is likely the most effective
way to cut f-n, and my testing corpora won't allow me to test that (the
header lines are too damned different since my ham and spam came from
entirely different sources).

It's somebody else's turn now ... and thank Barry for the email pkg!  It's
been a joy to use.