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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MS C++ 6.0 vs MS C++ .net (2003)
by Rod S on Sat 10th Jan 2004 22:13 UTC

I was able to test both the 6.0 and .net2003 compilers on a PIII 733 Win2000 box.

Best times of three runs. Runs varied no more than 2%.

Int 16183
Double 22742
Long 41220
Trig 5928
I/O 5148
Total 91221

.net (new unmanaged project)
Int 16183
Double 23423
Long 41360
Trig 5888
I/O 5258
Total 92112