bells whistles and gongs
= B =
Berkeley Quality Software
[techspeak] An inaccurate measure of computer
performance. "In the computer industry, there are three kinds of
lies: lies, damn lies, and benchmarks." Well-known ones include
Whetstone, Dhrystone, Rhealstone (see h), the Gabriel LISP
benchmarks (see gabriel), the SPECmark suite, and LINPACK.
See also machoflops, MIPS, smoke and mirrors.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.