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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Where for art thou Ruby?
by Mr. Banned on Thu 8th Jan 2004 20:15 UTC

I've been strongly considering picking Ruby up as my next language to learn, but it's hard to find a lot of information (recent info, at least) on it that's in English.

I was hoping to see it benchmarked as well... That could have been the push I need to get learnin' it.

Does anyone here know both Java, Python & Ruby? Any thoughts as to speed, or reccomendations one way or the other?