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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Completly useless!
by Mike on Thu 8th Jan 2004 20:23 UTC

Doing so simple maths and IO tests is completly useless.

Real differences lies within string/character manipulations, memory allocations, searching, sorting, garbage collecting, virtual calls througs classes, etc..

If you have some more time to spend on this benchmark, try thoses. Mileages will be much more differents.