are new benchmarks needed?

Brandon Black blblack at
Wed Dec 29 06:01:32 CET 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:40 PM, Charles Kerr
<charles at> wrote:
> (2) If there are no practical performance difference between libev and
> libevent, as libev's author says, then when libev compares itself to
> libevent in the README and in other places, it should *say that*
> instead of saying "faster" or "much faster" as it does now. It's
> simply self-evident that "faster" is not equivalent to "no practical
> difference."

Perhaps this is just a matter of the statements coming from different
perspectives.  In an artificial benchmark of eventloops, under a
microscrope, perhaps one is significantly faster than the other, but
in any real-world practical application, your application code should
dominate performance issues and a choice between two reasonable
efficient eventloop implementations just doesn't have much practical
impact.  At that point your choice is really more about API
preference, maintenance issues, portability issues, etc.

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