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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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RE[5]: GCC isn't all that great
by Carewolf on Mon 13th Jun 2011 10:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: GCC isn't all that great"
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

If you are not a wizard you should not be programming C/C++. There are other languages that are much better suited for high-level programming. C/C++ are only superior languages in enabling more power to a powerful wizard, in unskilled hands they are at best teaching/testing tools.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Yup, but you can do low-level programming (which makes the use of HLLs much harder, even though some projects like MS Singularity try to use them anyway) and still wish you didn't have to care about the internals of the compiler's optimizer and to do compiler-specific wizardry in order to optimize your code.

Edited 2011-06-13 11:08 UTC

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