On Sep 14, 2007, at 2:20 PM, Simon Kr÷šer wrote:

> Ruby Quiz wrote:
>> [...]
>>
>> 	$ time ruby ip_to_country.rb 68.97.89.187
>> 	US
>> 	
>> 	real    0m0.314s
>> 	user    0m0.259s
>> 	sys     0m0.053s
>
> Is an 'initialisation run' allowed to massage the data?
> (we should at least split the benchmarks to keep it fair)

My script does need and initialization run, yes.  I don't see any  
harm in paying a one time penalty to set things up right.

> Is it motivating or a spoiler to post timings?

Motivating, definitely.  :)

James Edward Gray II