Linked by ebasconp on Fri 10th Jun 2011 22:22 UTC
Benchmarks "Google has released a research paper that suggests C++ is the best-performing programming language in the market. The internet giant implemented a compact algorithm in four languages - C++, Java, Scala and its own programming language Go - and then benchmarked results to find 'factors of difference'."
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So what do we have?
by Dasher42 on Mon 13th Jun 2011 09:02 UTC
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What I like about C++: that you can use it like a slightly improved C, or use RTTI, STL templates, garbage collection, virtual function lookups, but the tradeoffs aren't there unless you choose to use them. On the other hand, the carpal-tunnel-inducing syntax has led me to use Python for most of my work.

Now, the closest projects to offering the speed and ease of programming of both, in my mind, are PyPy with its compiler, and Genie, the alternative preprocessor for the Vala project.

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