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Date: 2010-11-23 (20:30)
From: Isaac Gouy <igouy2@y...>
Subject: Re: Is OCaml fast?
Gerd Stolpmann <info <at> gerd-stolpmann.de> writes:

> I do not say that it is complete nonsense to do this comparison, but
> only that it is more specific than a reader would assume.

A reader's wrong assumptions are their own responsibility:


> The innocent reader expects a comparison of binary tree performance,
> not of methods of managing memory (and this is it finally).

Perhaps rather than "innocent reader" you mean careless reader who didn't bother
to read what the programs should do?


> The true name of this test should be 
> "manage_many_small_memory_cells_where_pools_are_allowed". 

"binary-trees benchmark : Allocate and deallocate many many binary trees"

> (It would be actually interesting to compare various versions of this test
> with different memory management methods.)

So do that comparison and publish the results.