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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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by jessesmith on Sat 11th Jun 2011 01:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Really?"
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I've done some work in Assembly and I tend to agree with you. It is possible to make Assembly code that's smaller and more efficient than C/C++, but it is rarely worth it. And most people aren't going to write asm that's better than a modern compiler with optimizations turned on.

But it is nice to have the option of falling back on Assembly code when you really need to cut corners.

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