[ic] Performance testing: timer variable?

cfm@maine.com cfm@maine.com
Fri, 9 Mar 2001 08:17:05 -0500

On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 02:33:58AM -0800, Dan B wrote:
> I am doing some performance testing/debugging, and would love to hear 
> comments from others about this.
> A) Testing the load time (seconds) for an entire page
>          Is 'time wget $URL' a good indicator?
> B) Testing a specific block of code?
>          What kind of [perl] would you put in front and in back to take a 
> before and after time sample, subtract it, and give the "x.xxxx" seconds 
> passed" result?  Or another way all together?
> C) I'm also wondering how much of a difference there is between [query] and 
> direct SQL querying (i.e. how much does the overhead of perl, DBI, IC 
> amount to).

It's not clear what you want to know or what you define as "good performance"
in your situation.  You need to define that first.  

> 2:30am, it's getting late.  Must... launch... website... soon...
> Dan Browning, Cyclone Computer Systems, danb@cyclonecomputers.com
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