January 8, 2004
Benchmarking Language Performance Math & File
Anonymous Reader writes "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. It seems that MSVC++ and MSVC# have good performance and others do pretty good, however the big dissapointment on the test is Python (with or without extra optimizations)."