For a long time, I have been hard-coding my own benchmarks using expressions like `minimum(@elapsed f() for _ in 1:samples)`

. It was brought to my attention that BenchmarkTools.jl does this kind of repeated sampling automatically, so I have been trying to switch over. However, BenchmarkTools.jl seems to incur much higher memory usage in a way that limits the size of benchmark study I can accomplish using my computer.

Why does the BenchmarkTools `@belapsed`

macro cause so many allocations in the example below? Is there a way to prevent this?

```
julia> using BenchmarkTools
julia> BenchmarkTools.DEFAULT_PARAMETERS.samples = 1
1
```

(Here I have set the samples to 1 so that the BenchmarkTools macro is, in effect, equivalent to the normal `@elapsed`

macro.)

```
julia> x = 5.0
5.0
julia> @time @elapsed sin(x)
0.000004 seconds (1 allocation: 16 bytes)
3.703e-6
julia> @time @belapsed sin(x)
0.579649 seconds (549.22 k allocations: 10.147 MiB, 91.95% gc time, 5.33% compilation time)
2.4577733199598795e-8
julia> @time @belapsed sin($x)
0.552421 seconds (44.52 k allocations: 2.397 MiB, 94.37% gc time, 4.06% compilation time)
1.0152152152152152e-8
```

Second run to allow compilation latency:

```
julia> @time @elapsed sin(x)
0.000005 seconds (1 allocation: 16 bytes)
4.009e-6
julia> @time @belapsed sin(x)
0.558569 seconds (545.59 k allocations: 9.939 MiB, 92.03% gc time, 4.72% compilation time)
2.4442326980942827e-8
julia> @time @belapsed sin($x)
0.551201 seconds (44.52 k allocations: 2.397 MiB, 93.56% gc time, 4.69% compilation time)
9.18018018018018e-9
```

Similar but with five samples:

```
julia> BenchmarkTools.DEFAULT_PARAMETERS.samples = 5
5
julia> @time minimum(@elapsed sin(x) for _ in 1:5)
0.032541 seconds (72.55 k allocations: 3.968 MiB, 99.26% compilation time)
4.1e-8
julia> @time @belapsed sin(x)
0.540074 seconds (549.64 k allocations: 10.001 MiB, 92.67% gc time, 4.19% compilation time)
2.2464393179538614e-8
julia> @time @belapsed sin($x)
0.544774 seconds (44.58 k allocations: 2.399 MiB, 93.15% gc time, 4.74% compilation time)
8.513513513513514e-9
```