[erlang-questions] [ANN] Silly benchmarking
Tue Apr 30 18:57:08 CEST 2013
I'd be very interested if we got a wiki going on one of these projects
with community updated numbers of various benchmark runs.
keylists vs orddicts vs dicts
fold vs recursion
all the other various standard benchmarks
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 9:42 AM, Garrett Smith <> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM, Michael Truog <> wrote:
>> On 04/30/2013 06:44 AM, Garrett Smith wrote:
>>> This is not an announcement of anything -- but [ANN] seems to flag
>>> "something I can maybe use" which does apply in this case :)
>>> Occasionally I wonder, "what's faster"? It's not often, but it happens.
>>> I've found the best way to answer this is to measure things.
>>> So I have this silly project:
>>> It's not rigorous but it's simple and I can experiment quickly with
>>> different implementations. My goal is just to get a sense of things --
>>> not to formally prove anything.
>>> It's so trivial it's almost not worth sharing/reusing -- *however* it
>>> may provide value as a distributed repository for what people are
>>> interested in. As it's in github there's no ownership -- please feel
>>> free to fork and use for your own concerns!
>> You might want to look at erlbench here https://github.com/okeuday/erlbench since it has the same basic purpose, and allows you to use different compilation methods now (through the makefile specifying an optimization level). The erlbench project is also ad-hoc, but it has been enough to produce results in the past.
>> The other option is trying to use basho_bench here https://github.com/basho/basho_bench, if you are testing key/value storage.
> Yes, but you'll notice how *easy* it is to use erlang-bench, which is
> nothing more than escript files with a 10 line include file.
> I'm an extraordinarily lazy person :)
> Though seriously, thanks for the references. If I was more concerned
> about benchmark integrity, those might be good options -- but this is
> just a sniff test approach to satisfy my curiosity about various
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