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bench - bench - Processing benchmark suites

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package require Tcl 8.5 9
package require bench ?0.5?

::bench::locate pattern paths
::bench::run ?option value...? interp_list file...
::bench::versions interp_list
::bench::del bench_result column
::bench::edit bench_result column newvalue
::bench::merge bench_result...
::bench::norm bench_result column
::bench::out::raw bench_result


This package provides commands for the execution of benchmarks written in the bench language, and for the processing of results generated by such execution.

A reader interested in the bench language itself should start with the bench language introduction and proceed from there to the formal bench language specification.


Benchmark execution

Result manipulation

Result format

After the execution of a set of benchmarks the raw result returned by this package is a Tcl dictionary containing all the relevant information. The dictionary is a compact representation, i.e. serialization, of a 2-dimensional table which has Tcl interpreters as columns and benchmarks as rows. The cells of the table contain the timing results. The Tcl interpreters / columns are identified by their paths. The benchmarks / rows are identified by their description.

The possible keys are all valid Tcl lists of two or three elements and have one of the following forms:

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category bench of the Tcllib Trackers. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.

When proposing code changes, please provide unified diffs, i.e the output of diff -u.

Note further that attachments are strongly preferred over inlined patches. Attachments can be made by going to the Edit form of the ticket immediately after its creation, and then using the left-most button in the secondary navigation bar.


bench_intro, bench_lang_intro, bench_lang_spec, bench_read, bench_wcsv, bench_wtext


benchmark, merging, normalization, performance, testing


Benchmark tools


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