Proposal: Add a benchmark section to .cabal files
rendel at informatik.uni-marburg.de
Wed Oct 5 12:09:00 CEST 2011
Johan Tibell wrote:
> [...] I'm convinced we need support for building benchmark using Cabal. [...]
Could test sections be used for benchmarks, too?
> Step 1. Add basic support for building simple benchmark suites e.g. modelled
> after test suite sections:
This should work immediately.
> Step 2. Add a detailed benchmark interface that allows the benchmark to
> associate a real valued *measure* (optionally with upper and lower bounds)
> with a benchmark name.
This could be supported by a protocol where a "test" reports a real
instead of a boolean value.
Except for the more specialized keywords, there seems to be no need to
distinguish tests from benchmarks.
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