are new benchmarks needed?

Charles Kerr charles at
Wed Dec 29 03:21:10 CET 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Hongli Lai <hongli at> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Charles Kerr
> <charles at> wrote:
>> In each statement: faster, faster, faster, faster. In one case, even
>> "much faster."  You never said anything like "faster, but not enough
>> to make any practical difference." :)
> I don't think he needs to. He just claims it's faster; whether it's
> fast enough to make a practical difference doesn't invalidate his
> claims in any way. That 100.0001 > 100 (arbitrarily chosen numbers) is
> a fact; whether 0.0001 is significant in your situation is not
> relevant.

Oh come on... "A is faster than B" is *clearly* not the same as "No
practical difference between A and B."  Saying they're equivalent just
because they're both true doesn't even pass the laugh test. :)


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