Programming language speed

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    Programming language speed

    Computer Language Benchmarks Game

    Thoughts?

    Personally, I think there is an unfair bias towards C++, since the chosen benchmark used in the "Compare performance" link at the top shows C as being more than 3x slower than C++, while the "Fastest" link at the very bottom shows C as being slightly faster overall than C++.

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    Oh, and I think the benchmarks are flawed in general, because I seriously doubt that Fortran is 5 times slower than C.

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    The flawed benchmark link at the top detailing why benchmarks are flawed makes a much better reading, from my cursory look. The rest is just the usual useless hogwash.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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