Tail/Non tail recursion
Thu Aug 28 20:14:39 CEST 2003
Peter Lund wrote:
> When I ran your code on my Win2K system several times I got
> 3 very different results...
> Does this just show that W2K is crap? :)
No, it shows that benchmarking is a bad idea if one doesn't know what's
I suspect that garbage collection has disturbed your results. The
effects are particularly visible because Erlang uses a stop-the-world
collector (though it should be more appropriately named
"stop-the-process collector" in an Erlang context).
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