Increasing coverage of Julia's own code base was a major effort during 0.5
– it's not a user-facing change but it's very important. If you want to run
performance tests, they can be found under test/perf. There are also a
significant number of benchmarks that can be found in the BaseBenchmarks
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Steven G. Johnson <stevenj....@gmail.com>
> runtests() runs correctness tests, not performance tests. 0.5 added many
> more tests, hence they are slower.