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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great language shootout, anyone
by Miron Brezuleanu on Thu 8th Jan 2004 20:39 UTC


Hello everybody,

In case anyone is interested, there is a very interesting benchmarking site (many languages, many tests) at:

http://www.bagley.org/~doug/shootout/

It doesn't include the Microsoft new CLR language/language implementations, iirc, so the tests in the articles are still interesting.

It's weird to see gcc performing so badly. maybe the cygwin overhead is to blame?