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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Suprising from Google
by voidlogic on Sat 11th Jun 2011 04:44 UTC
voidlogic
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2005-09-03

Perhaps I expect too much. But after reading the paper- It makes me wonder what kind of peer review process Google has. Not that this paper does not have potential, but considering the obvious flaws discussed here and else where, and the general quality of the writing I feel like I am reading a draft of this paper.

I can't imagine many advisors in a Academic setting signing off on this paper as is- I would imagine a faculty advisor would have a lot of constructive criticism and would help the author create a great paper. This paper is not horrible, but it is just surprising considering the source- Google.

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