[erlang-questions] benchmarks game harsh criticism

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Wed Nov 28 09:10:39 CET 2007


just a clarification: my idea was for the shootout responsible/comitters 
to allow me to do more work for the shootout. not that the shootout 
responsible/comitters should do the work for me. i think we all agree on 
this, but i only wanted to make it perfectly clear.

however, at this time i really would like for you, Isaac Gouy, to do 
more work when it comes to answering emails in this thread. it is not 
pressing, take your time, but i have one outstanding question that i 
would appreciate if you answered so that i may move on with the rest.
i have decided to limit the number of items (questions/statements) to 1 
per post since otherwise the ones i regard as interesting gets ignored. 
in their place new ones spring up and propagate to such an extent that i 
loose track of the original thread. sorry about this, but i hope that 
quality comes before quantity for all parties interested in this discussion.

the outstanding question is included below. i eagerly await your answer.

Those were the days...
    EPO guidelines 1978: "If the contribution to the known art resides
    solely in a computer program then the subject matter is not
    patentable in whatever manner it may be presented in the claims."

On 11/26/07 20:05, Isaac Gouy wrote:
> --- David Hopwood <david.hopwood@REDACTED> wrote:
> -snip-
>> As for the 'shootout', most of the criticisms of it in this thread
>> have been valid; it's not a very good basis for comparison of
> language
>> performance.
> Puzzled. 
> afaict most of the comments in this thread have been about benchmarks
> in general and not about the benchmarks game in particular, so the way
> you state your opinion is uninformative.
> And Bengt Kleberg's "criticism" is more of a complaint that we should
> do more.
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