Introduction From The Zen of Go: If you think it’s slow, first prove it with a benchmark Don’t assume if things are slow. Benchmark it and see if they are really slow. One thing to note here is benchmarking a program is different from profiling a program. Benchmarking is the way we check how fast our algorithm is for a given unit of the program. In benchmarking, we typically see how many iterations can a piece of code can run in a given time.