[Python-Dev] Is there any fun with benchmarks

Maciej Fijalkowski fijall at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 17:20:53 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 10:47 PM, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I wonder if upcoming speed.python.org has any means to validate these
>> claims for different Python releases?
>> Is there any place where I can upload my two to compare performance?
>> Are there any instructions how to create such snippets and add/enhance
>> dataset for them?
>> Any plans or opinions if that will be useful or not?
> The timeit module handles microbenchmarks on short snippets without
> any real problems. speed.python.org is about *macro* benchmarks -
> getting a feel for the overall interpreter performance under a variety
> of real world workflows.
> Cheers,
> Nick.

I think the question that timeit doesn't answer and speed potentially
can (I don't know if it should, but that's a matter of opinion) is how
those numbers differ among various interpreters/OSes/versions. This is
something for what you need a special offloaded server support

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