Friday, November 24, 2006

The Fastest Language

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 :-)

-by sbjoshi