[XML-SIG] Re: XML parser benchmarks

Robb Shecter shecter@darmstadt.gmd.de
Wed, 12 May 1999 13:41:14 +0200

Tim Lavoie wrote:

> There are a few things to consider when claiming unfairness in
> the tests:
>  - The larger files would have much less relative penalty in terms of
> VM startup.

Yes, you're right.

>  - Did the Java benchmarks use a just-in-time compiler? I suspect not,
> though there is one for Linux (tya) which might have chopped those
> times in half.

Yes, once you get into it, just testing parsing with Java alone can
involve lots of variables. I think that Java has a relatively long
startup time compared to the other languages.  Maybe that was reflected
in Java getting better wrt. perl and python for the larger files.

- Robb