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Re: [ELPA][PATCH] elisp-benchmarks: add dhrystone and nbody

From: Andrea Corallo
Subject: Re: [ELPA][PATCH] elisp-benchmarks: add dhrystone and nbody
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 22:55:59 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> I would like to submit patches for the elisp-benchmarks package, to
>>> which I have added two new tests:
> Thanks.
>>> - dhrystone: a very famous synthetic benchmark, translated from C
>>> - nbody: simulation of the solar system, translated from CL
> It's not the best benchmarks, but they're still very welcome.
> [ Why not the best?  The better benchmarks are those representative of
>   the kind of code that runs in Emacs, i.e. ideally code that's
>   actually used by Emacs packages.  ]

I agree on the goal of having benchmarks that are as much realistic as

Knowing Luca and his CPU centricity I can guess the motivation backing
his choice.  That said I think is very valuable to have in a benchmark
that is so well studied and understood compiler and CPU wise in the
classical C form.  In the future we could attempt some comparison.

>> Regarding dhrystone license I'd like somebody to comment before me
>> pushing it.
> I think it's OK.

Thanks, this is pushed now.



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