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: Re: Java, and legal considerations (Fabio Alemagna)
by Megol on Fri 9th Jan 2004 19:26 UTC

"Such a requirement would be illegal in Europe, and more so in the US, it's against the right to free speach."

No it isn't. I don't know how many times I have seen people make statements like this without really knowing what "free speech" is all about... But it is likely that those requirements would be unenforcable in most countries (for other reasons).