Linked by ebasconp on Fri 10th Jun 2011 22:22 UTC
Benchmarks "Google has released a research paper that suggests C++ is the best-performing programming language in the market. The internet giant implemented a compact algorithm in four languages - C++, Java, Scala and its own programming language Go - and then benchmarked results to find 'factors of difference'."
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I agree the paper has multiple problems.

Another issue with the the Java portion is they don't state whether they ran the JVM in client mode or server mode. That makes an enormous difference. Running it in server mode will almost always run circles around client mode.

Also, it's a rather theoretical benchmark that says next to nothing about real world performance. As they admit themselves, they didn't test threading performance or anything. The benchmark is not very indicative of the kinds of operations that most real world applications actually perform.

Edited 2011-06-10 23:46 UTC

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