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: Please post your sources
by Rambus on Thu 8th Jan 2004 21:43 UTC

Someone said that python guys would've used C libraries or they would've written their own c routines, if that is true, maybe in Java I would used JNI or in VB I would called a C DLL or I would even used assembler methods in C (not sure if any of those methods are faster, just making my point).
This guy just showed results from code that many people who are not experts in a specific programming language would've code. And one must recognize that kind of code is awfuly common, So I think this benchmark is valid, in certain environments and cases. It is up to reader to be clever enough to understand that.