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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 StaubSaugerNZ on Sat 11th Jun 2011 20:19 UTC
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In *general* the fastest language is (yukk) FORTRAN. This is becasue F77 lacks pointer aliasing that hamper optimization for C and C++ compilers.

But who wants to develop in FORTRAN? or C++ for that matter?

James Gosling reports that the French scientific computing institute INRIA already evaluated Java for High-Performance Computing (HPC) in 2008 and found it faster than C (which is generally faster than C++):
http://blogs.oracle.com/jag/entry/current_state_of_java_for

They found the principle limitation for HPC was the Java networking library.

This study was in 2008 and the JVM has not gotten slower in that time.

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