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    Since I don't need "exactly-the-same" results from my tests...
But you do!

You use 'benchmark' in your testing environment to see which sequence of Perl declarations and statements produce the *best* result. You determine the meaning of *best*, but if the results are almost, you're missing the value of 'benchmark'.

For example, you may be testing the use of an array or a hash within different subroutines, but the final result ( whatever you determine is the result ) must be the same. You may determine that the subroutines produce a file, and that file must be the exact same for all the different subroutines you 'benchmark'.

Humans ( including programmers ) don't have the exactness of computers and that's why we need a great script like 'benchmark' to run our different scripts hundreds/thousands/millions of times to give us the best sequence.

Almost isn't the same as equal!


"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin

In reply to Re^6: Inconsistent Results with Benchmark by flexvault
in thread Inconsistent Results with Benchmark by benwills

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