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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Very bad benchmark: comparing oranges to apples
by mastro on Sat 10th Jan 2004 10:11 UTC

This guy really need to learn to write better benchmarks, because in this one he is comparing oranges to apples (e.g. in Python the I/O benchmark preallocates in memory a list of all the lines to be written to the file) and almost none of the benchmarks test *real* *life* performance (that very often involves complicated data structure and deep call stacks: things like "intResult -= i++;" test only your CPU speed, nothing more).