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From: isaac gouy <igouy@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] speed
>> Java has huge start up costs... 
>> Lies, damned lies, and cross-language benchmarks.

> I think it is a legitimate tactic.
> If your code can run in 100 milliseconds, I could 
> care less about performance. 

You're both right.
Benchmarks give invaluable insight into specific
problems.

If the specific problem involves long-running
processes then that's what we should be benchmarking:
it doesn't matter what happened in the first second.

If the specific problem involves starting a program
hundreds-of-times a day to do a small computation then
that's what we should be benchmarking: it doesn't
matter what the performance was after millions of
iterations.

best wishes, Isaac

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