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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-12 20:30:31

"Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:

> There wasn't really enough data to pin anything down. Its going to take a
> significant effort to gather such data. Which raises an intereing question:
> Boost has a strong infrastructure for testing library correctness. This
> infrastructure permits comparison of libraries accross different
> environments.
> If someone had nothing else to do, it would be interesting to develop a
> parallel infrastructure for testing performance.
> questions are regularly posted to the list regarding performance of all the
> libraries. Usually, any data is largely anecdotal. To really address
> these questions, something more is needed.

Not long ago I built the raw facilities into bjam that are needed for
measuring the execution time of any build step (including one that
runs programs). I need to do performance testing for the MTL rewrite,
so I'll be using that.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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