randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Apr 14 15:24:24 PDT 2005
Bruce Dubbs wrote these words on 04/14/05 17:08 CST:
> These values really overspecify the point and the high precision is a
> bit misleading. I am presenting a suggestion for discussion:
> SBUs less then 0.1 should be specified as:
> Estimated build time: < 0.1 SBU
To me, the *lack* of precision in this example is much more misleading
that what we have now.
Let's say for the sake of roundness, binutils takes 2.5 minutes (two
and one-half). Now 0.1 SBU would be 15 seconds.
This would be way wrong for a package that compiles and installs
in one, or two seconds. To the point it would look like we didn't
know how to do elementary calculations.
> SBUs between 9.9 and 0.1 (inclusive) should be rounded to one decimal:
> Estimated build time: 6.7 SBU
> SBUs greater than 10 should be rounded to whole numbers:
> Estimated build time: 12 SBU
This would work, though I don't see the harm in a decimal in all
the SBU figures.
Just my thoughts.
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