standard ranges

Roman D. Boiko rb at
Thu Jun 28 05:57:02 PDT 2012

On Thursday, 28 June 2012 at 12:29:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
> On 6/28/12 5:58 AM, Roman D. Boiko wrote:
> Pedantically speaking, sheer timings say nothing without the 
> appropriate baselines.
> Andrei

I used results of benchmarks for two such algorithms, which I 
like most, taken from here:

Vigna, S. (2008). "Broadword implementation of rank/select 
queries". Experimental Algorithms: 154–168.

Numbers should be valid for some C/C++ code executed on a machine 
that already existed back in 2008. I'm not sure there is a good 
baseline to compare. One option would be to benchmark random 
access to code points in a UTF-32 string. I also don't know about 
any D implementations of these algorithms, thus cannot predict 
how they would behave against dstring random access.

But your statement that these timings say nothing is not fair, 
because they can be used to conclude that this speed should be 
enough for most practical use cases, especially if those use 
cases are known.

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