Proposal: Add a benchmark section to .cabal files
duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 5 12:43:01 CEST 2011
On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 12:09 +0200, Tillmann Rendel wrote:
> 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.
> Test bench-foo
> type: benchmark-1.0
> main-is: bench-foo.hs
> build-depends: base
> Except for the more specialized keywords, there seems to be no need to
> distinguish tests from benchmarks.
Hmm, that's an interesting idea, to just make benchmarks a different
testsuite protocol. Certainly we could prototype it like this.
More information about the cabal-devel