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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RE[2]: GCC isn't all that great
by f0dder on Sat 11th Jun 2011 18:22 UTC in reply to "RE: GCC isn't all that great"
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...not to mention that they're dealing with pretty darn specific algorithms that can take advantage of SSE and benefit from hand-rolled register allocation.

Not so much with your typical run of the mill software ;)

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