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Subject: Re: [boost] proposal - Statistically robust function timing for performance decisions.
From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-29 02:06:41

On 19 Jul 2009, at 16:00, Edward Grace wrote:

> On 19 Jul 2009, at 22:15, Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>> Edward Grace wrote:
>>> I modified the example to force side-effects by making the
>>> variables in
>>> the loop global. Consequently it now doesn't get optimised away -
>>> compilers sure are clever these days.
>> Rather, I think you should use volatile or something, which is
>> guaranteed by the C++ standard not be optimized out.
> Nice idea. I wondered if it could be applied to functions or
> function pointers. I'm not convinced it's properly supported in
> this context. Anyhow, I think a 'global variable' trick works. A
> more elegant solution is welcome!

Volatile will have more side effects and prevent optimization that we
might want the compiler to make

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