Though this post is a little digression from what this forum is meant
for. It is really an interesting one because many a times we think
Which language is the fastest?
Considering the same hardware/environments are provided, it will all
depend on how well a compiler/interpreter make use of underlying
hardware/environment to generate native/interpreted code.
In a computer language shootout [Survey]
differrent compiler for different languages tested against their
ability to translate code for Ackermann Function
[Ackermann_function], Fibonacci numbers[Fibonacci_number] and
Tak functions [TAKFunction.html].
I was really happy to see that my favourite compiler gcc rules :-)