----- Original Message ----- 
From: <dblack / superlink.net>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: Cross platform `ls -t`


> Procrastinating on real work, I tried it out:

That's the spirit!

[snip] 

> Output:
> 
> user     system      total        real
>   Non-Schwartzian:
>     7.560000   2.260000   9.820000 (  9.827662)
>   Schwartzian:
>     4.150000   0.260000   4.410000 (  4.422282)
> 
> 
> Cool :-)

:) Cool indeed.

You neglected to say whether the list was correct,
but I assume it was, or you'd have complained.

As for the timings: I was formulating an argument
that the ratio could be represented as T(N)/N**2
where T(N) is the triangular number 1+2+3+...+N
or better T(N)=N*(N+1)/2.

But my formulating was giving me a headache, so
I quit.

Hal