Subject: Re: FreeBSD Bus DMA
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 06/12/1998 01:32:39
"John S. Dyson" writes:
> I will state conclusively: the compiles were 2.5X to 3X faster,
Please also state:
1) the code base being compiled
2) the compile times
3) the machine types
4) the versions of the OS that were running.
This is usual for benchmarks, so that independent readers can verify
the claims. Verification and repeatablity are key parts of the
scientific method. I realize the method of science is fairly new (only
having been articulated in Bacon's Novum Organum in 1600AD) but it
appears to have some benefits to it.
PS You stated I was lying, btw, when I said that you claimed compiles
were 3X faster.