Benchmarks with TextMate's manual

John Fraser john at
Tue Aug 28 13:43:35 EDT 2007

On 8/28/07, Michel Fortin <michel.fortin at> wrote:

> With "unhash" fixed now (using a regular expression!) and with some

> other speed improvements, I can announce that the next version of PHP

> Markdown will parse the one-document TextMate manual in about 1.5

> seconds. This is now 0.5 second faster than parsing each of the

> documents separately.

That's great news! I think your numbers show that my claim that can be made "five to ten times faster with a few hours of
work" is actually pretty conservative.

For comparison, I'd be interested to hear how long 1.0.2b8
takes to process the fixed TextMate manual on your computer.

John Fraser

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