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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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I'd like to see them benchmark D
by obsidian on Mon 13th Jun 2011 02:36 UTC
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Love to see them benchmark the D programming language.
I've been following D for a while and am rapidly falling in love with its syntax. Similar in many ways to C++, but generally has a *much* cleaner design.

C++ has a lot of "private this, friend that" noise.
The syntax in general is quite "noisy" and busy.

I've very rarely seen that kind of "syntax noise" in D. In D, you can throw templates around as much as you like, and it never seems to get as messy as C++.

Ok, D has its warts (the main couple being the separate Tango and Phobos libraries, and the "three char types, three string types" thing. However, the former is apparently being solved in D 2.0, and the latter is only a minor thing IMO.

Edited 2011-06-13 02:44 UTC

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