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The results of the parse_int microbenchmark are misleading #4662
The results of the parse_int benchmark microbenchmark reported on http://julialang.org/ are somewhat misleading because the C version used as a baseline is written in an inefficient way. I see at least two obvious problems with the C implementation:
Note that the code is not only more efficient but also smaller and doesn't contain useless calls to
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Oct 28, 2013
I see from your blog, @vitaut, that you've done a lot of work on fast formatting and integer printing in various languages. If you're interested, I think that our routines are respectable, but we always value performance and I'm sure they could use some further tuning since they were originally written.