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  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  short  {synthetic  benchmark}  program  by  Reinhold 
  Weicker  ,  , 
  intended  to  be  representative  of  system  (integer)  programming. 
  It  is  available  in  {ADA},  {Pascal}  and  {C}. 
  The  current  version  is  Dhrystone  2.1.  The  author  says, 
  "Relying  on  MIPS  V1.1  (the  result  of  V1.1)  numbers  can  be 
  hazardous  to  your  professional  health." 
  Due  to  its  small  size,  the  memory  system  outside  the  {cache} 
  is  not  tested.  Compilers  can  too  easily  optimise  for 
  Dhrystone.  String  operations  are  somewhat  over-represented. 
  {Sources  (}  (files 
  dhry-ada.Z,  dhry-c.Z  and  dhry-pascal.Z). 
  and  {(}.