I am always confused about the correct usages of words like longer, less, higher, high etc., for comparing performance of two programs. For example, if a program A completes its work in 10 seconds, while another program B completes its work in 20 seconds, i.e., A gives high performance compared to B, then which one of the following sentences is best to express both A is better than B and The short running-time program is better? Maybe the following sentences are bad. If so, please provide me your suggestions to improve them.
I have seen that people use short sentences in parentheses as shown below in technical research papers. Can I use parentheses as below? I have also used google and google ngrams, and I could see that the words longer, short, low, etc., all are used along with running time.
- B has a longer running time compared to A and therefore A gives high performance.
- A gives higher performance (low running-time) compared to B.