Jacob Fugal wrote:
> On 8/10/06, Caleb Clausen <vikkous / gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 8/10/06, Eric Hodel <drbrain / segment7.net> wrote:
> > > My assertion is correct.  The fasta benchmark says:
> > >
> > > > Each program should:
> > > > [...]
> > > > * generate DNA sequences, by weighted random selection from the
> > > > alphabets (using the pseudo-random number generator from the random
> > > > benchmark)
> > >
> > > And the implemenation:
> > >
> > > http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4/benchmark.php?
> > > test=fasta&lang=ruby&id=0
> > >
> > > Contains the random number generator from the random benchmark:
> > >
> > > http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/old/benchmark.php?
> > > test=random&lang=ruby&id=0
> >
> > I did not see this test named 'random' when I looked through the
> > alioth site earlier today... and I still don't see any links to it
> > from that site. (I did find it by following your link, however.)
> >
> > I notice that your second link contains the word 'old'. Perhaps this
> > benchmark has been withdrawn? If so, I submit that your criticism was
> > true in the past, but no longer is.
>
> I agree that the presence of "/old/" (vs. "/gc4/") in the URL probably
> indicates that the "random" benchmark has been removed from most
> locations. There was an actual link to it, however, from the FASTA
> benchmark description page. Specifically, on this page:
>
> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4/benchmark.php?test=fasta&lang=all
>
> At the bottom, under "about the fasta benchmark", in the second bullet
> point. That's the *current* page for the FASTA benchmark, so maybe
> that page just needs to be updated to remove that constraint?
>
> Jacob Fugal

There was and is an actual link to it from the FASTA benchmark
description
http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4/benchmark.php?test=fasta&lang=all#about

Jacob, why would we want to remove that constraint?