[Python-Dev] Python Benchmarks

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Jun 2 15:49:46 CEST 2006

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> I believe that using wall-clock timers
> for benchmarking is not a good approach due to the high
> noise level. Process time timers typically have a lower
> resolution, but give a better picture of the actual
> run-time of your code and also don't exhibit as much noise
> as the wall-clock timer approach.

please stop repeating this nonsense.  there are no "process time timers" in con-
temporary operating systems; only tick counters.

there are patches for linux and commercial add-ons to most platforms that lets
you use hardware performance counters for process stuff, but there's no way to
emulate that by playing with different existing Unix or Win32 API:s; the thing
you think you're using simply isn't there.


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