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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
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:

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?