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Re^9: Hockey Sticksby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Jul 11, 2012 at 05:13 UTC||Need Help??|
routinely attracts trolls
I won't ask you to define troll in this instance, but I do have a question.
Has anyone performed even rudimentary benchmarking of the various implementations of P6?
I'm still attracted to (what I remember of) the P6 syntax, but for the type of applications I mostly write -- generally cpu-bound -- cool syntax isn't sufficient justification for taking a 10x or even 5x performance hit over P5.
A simple benchmark -- as a minimalistic start I'd suggest: a) a non-trick, non-caching implementation of Ackermann; b) Stirling's series; c) the string handling benchmark from here; -- would give a somewhat real-world measurement of how the implementations are progressing from that point of view against P5, each other, and against themselves over time.
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