[Python-Dev] Re: Are we collecting benchmark results across machines

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Jan 2 10:18:04 EST 2004

> Anyway, the ability of optionally passing in the number of
> iterations on the command line would also help with your opposite
> problem of too-fast machines -- if 50k loops just aren't enough for
> a reasonably-long run, you could use more.

Yup.  As a matter of historical detail, pystone used to have LOOPS set
to 1000; in 1997 I changed it to 10K, and in 2002 I bumped it again to

BTW, I'd gladly receive your patch for parameterizing LOOPS for
inclusion into the standard Python library.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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