POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.advanced-users : Function Evaluation Expense : Re: Function Evaluation Expense Server Time
8 Dec 2023 18:37:19 EST (-0500)
  Re: Function Evaluation Expense  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 3 Feb 2023 17:30:00
Message: <web.63dd89e4ab112281f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:

> Interesting. Measuring the cost of functions in POV-Ray can be tricky.

As I gathered.  But I just wanted to get some ballpark figures as a starting

> 1) Pure SDL calls to SDL internally wrapped C++ functions.
> 2) Calls from SDL of the VM implemented forms of functions.
> 3) Calls to VM functions from parse time 'compiled' code.

> I expect you are measuring purely SDL parse time performance - (1) -
> without any attempt at removing the SDL looping cost ?

I'm assuming the looping cost is a standard additive value for all my results,
so yes, all of the data is of Type 1, uncorrected.

- BW

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