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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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RE[2]: Comment by StaubSaugerNZ
by f0dder on Mon 13th Jun 2011 16:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by StaubSaugerNZ"
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Turbo Pascal, fast? Heh.

As noted belov, the compiler was fast, especially in the TP6 days - compiling directly to RAM was a nice productivity boost on the PIO harddrives back then.

But the compiler was naïve, and with the slow CPUs back then you often needed to resort to inline BASM for even simple stuff... anybody remember Sally's Peephole Optimizer? And anybody else around who rewrote (parts of) the CRT?

Things didn't improve much with Delphi either, except CPUs had become fast enough that it wasn't so relevant anymore.

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