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   Re: [xml-dev] Benchmarking forbidden?

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"Derek Denny-Brown" <derekdb@microsoft.com> writes:

> Adding no-public-benchmark clauses to the EULA is something largely
> beyond the control of the Msxml team.

No-one was blaming the MSXML team, but it's interesting that you
should jump in to defend the bad cops.

> Anything else
> requires jumps through flaming hoops of legalese.  The clause is there
> to avoid the classic problem of people disregarding all published
> best-practices, and write a test which shows that the product is X times
> slower than some other product, i.e. it helps protect against overly
> contrived benchmarks.

You mean contrived benchmarks like the Microsoft report on Java Pet
Store last year?



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