[cairo] Better coverage from cairo performance suite (and some results)

Ian Osgood iano at quirkster.com
Thu Oct 19 13:49:03 PDT 2006

On Oct 18, 2006, at 4:40 PM, Carl Worth wrote:
> On Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:32:37 -0700, Carl Worth wrote:
>> Another tool that will be helpful to have is something for doing
>> historical comparison over several runs. The simplest tool, and very
>> useful, would be a "performance diff" that takes two runs and reports
>> the difference, (perhaps only showing tests where the results differ
>> more than a single standard deviation). I would use that kind of tool
>> constantly to ensure that submitted patches to provide desired
>> performance improvements.
> I've written that program now. It's called cairo-perf-diff and it's
> built in the cairo/perf directory. The Makefile won't install it or
> anything, as I figure it's easy enough for interested people to just
> manually copy it to ~/bin or whatever.

Very, very cool. But it doesn't build for me on Mac OS X. This system  
has neither strndup() nor getline().


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