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: Re: Java, and legal considerations
by Jeff on Thu 8th Jan 2004 20:28 UTC

Last of all, I'd like to draw the author's attention to the .Net framework EULAs... It is in fact a violation of the EULA to produce benchmarks of this sort of .Net against other platforms. Which is why they haven't been done all over the place by now ;)

If that is true, it's rather astonishing! "BTW, if you use our product, you are forbidden to discuss its performance publicly." It sounds like they have no faith in their product ;)