On Sat, 5 Aug 2006, Isaac Gouy wrote:

>
> ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
>> On Sat, 5 Aug 2006, Peter Hickman wrote:
>>
>>> Perhaps stepping up to a 6 x 6 grid would allow more meaningful timings?
>>
>> showing how it performs on a 2, 4, and 8 grid would show how it scaled...
>>
>> -a
>> --
>> happiness is not something ready-made.  it comes from your own actions.
>> - h.h. the 14th dali lama
>
> It scales badly
>
>        0.496s gcc 5x5 (without print statements)
> 30055.098s gcc 6x6 (without print statements)
>
> imo If Peter has figured out what he's trying to do then it would be
> smart to find a better way of doing it rather than scrabbling for small
> percentage improvements.

indeed - that's my point exactly.

with that kind scaling a better ruby version could kill the c one!

-a
-- 
happiness is not something ready-made.  it comes from your own actions.
- h.h. the 14th dali lama