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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for those interested (benchmarking)
by djamé on Fri 9th Jan 2004 02:59 UTC

I have put on line the famous unixbench from the magazine byte :
you have to tweak the makefile in order to get the best optimisation. For myself : I put that :

OPTON = -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -fforce-addr -fforce-mem -ffast-math
-march=i686 -mcpu=i686 -pipe -malign-loops=2 -malign-jumps=2 -malign-functions=2

it can be found at

I know this is a bit off-topics but I would like to see results from various system, I will put mine in this forum for a celeron 450 running mandrake 8.0 and for a powerbook (old one) running linuxppc2K.....
if someone could make this bench run under mac os X, it would be great