Robert P. Munafo, 1996 Oct 20.
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A method of evaluating the relative performance of two or more alternative algorithms, to determine which is the fastest. The evaluation is done by performing a benchmark at runtime (usually while the program is starting up).
The reason for performing benchmarks at runtime is to remove assumptions about the performance attributes of the system on which the program is running. This is particularly important for programs that will run on a wide range of machines.
From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2017. Mu-ency index
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