[Python-Dev] Python Benchmarks

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Jun 3 03:20:48 CEST 2006

Tim Peters wrote:

> I liked benchmarking on Crays in the good old days.  ...  
 > Test times were reproducible to the
> nanosecond with no effort.  Running on a modern box for a few
> microseconds at a time is a way to approximate that, provided you
> measure the minimum time with a high-resolution timer :-)

Obviously what we need here is a stand-alone Python interpreter
that runs on the bare machine, so there's no pesky operating
system around to mess up our times.


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