Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Nov 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Internet Explorer There's a bit of a ruckus on the web about how Microsoft was supposedly cheating when it comes to Internet Explorer 9's performance on benchmarks. Digitizor, as well as some enterprising readers over at HackerNews, came to the conclusion that Microsoft included code in IE9 specifically to ace the SunSpider benchmark. I was ready to write a scathing article about this, - until I loaded up the IEBlog. As it turns, it's not cheating, it's not a bug - it's an actual piece of smart code optimisation other browsers don't have yet.
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RE: Of Course.
by StaubSaugerNZ on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 09:27 UTC in reply to "Of Course."
StaubSaugerNZ
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Th sensible conclusion is that the benchmark's test makes no sense. It is too trivial to be representative of any significant proportion of real-world execution scenarios (which cannnot be eliminated to zero cycles).

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