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Subject: Re: [boost] proposal - Statistically robust function timing for performance decisions.
From: Edward Grace (ej.grace_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-18 13:34:05

> Add me to the bandwagon ;)
> How do you handle the fact that sometimes, compiler may otpimize out
> benchamrk code because it has no side-effects ?

Ok Joel, now I've run in to precisely the problem you flagged up.
Since I uploaded that stuff to the file vault I thought 'better check
it with the latest g++' on a different machine. Sure enough when I go
to -O1and I see no difference between the function calls... I guess
it's just throwing them away!

On one hand at least I'm getting consistent results - the relative
percentage times reported state that there's no way to tell the

On the other, it means I'll have to think a little harder about
avoiding this.

Any ideas?


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