Linked by Christopher W. Cowell-Shah on Thu 8th Jan 2004 19:33 UTC
General Development This article discusses a small-scale benchmark test run on nine modern computer languages or variants: Java 1.3.1, Java 1.4.2, C compiled with gcc 3.3.1, Python 2.3.2, Python compiled with Psyco 1.1.1, and the four languages supported by Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET 2003 development environment: Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, and Visual J#. The benchmark tests arithmetic and trigonometric functions using a variety of data types, and also tests simple file I/O. All tests took place on a Pentium 4-based computer running Windows XP. Update: Delphi version of the benchmark here.
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RE: Python is interpreted
by Anonymous on Thu 8th Jan 2004 19:57 UTC

>Python is interpreted and it wasn't left out.

Actually... if you read the posting, he compiled the python code with Psyco. Also python is compiled into byte code at runtime for fast execution too. Perl does not behave like this nor can you compile it. So my commet remains.

Mike