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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by Anonymous on Fri 9th Jan 2004 18:29 UTC

your comments about not having time to learn a language is fine if that is the quality of code that yout customers of Accenture want. However when you take upon yourself the idea to publish a BENCHMARK you have the right to do a standard job and this is totally suboptimal work. If I were your boss and had assigned you a benchmark and told you to publish it with Accenture's name on it. I would have told you that you DID NOT MEET expectations.

Having spent a number of years in Silicon Valley after a few years in what was then Big 6 consulting, your document fails for BOTH communities.