[OT] benchmarking "typical" programs

David Hodgkinson davehodg at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 10:57:10 BST 2012

On 19 Sep 2012, at 12:09, Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org> wrote:
> Does the mighty hive mind of london.pm have any suggestions (preferably
> useful) of what to use for benchmarking "typical" Perl programs?

Does benchmarking the test suites for a representative subsection
of the CPAN world count?

And what precisely are you attempting to benchmark? The core behaviour
of the perl interpreter itself, or the edge cases of domain-specific
work such as parsing XML in pure perl?

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