yeah, we're just better then awk!

Eric Merritt <>
Mon Mar 3 15:36:08 CET 2003

> Given the number of languages he implemented in, I
> have
> to wonder how good his implementation was in
> anything,
> save C or Java.  :)
> Also, the tests are very small tests that only test
> simple operations.  Nearly all languages have about
> the same number of lines of code, each test does no
> useful work, and the tests run fast on bare hardware
> and slower when higher levels are in the way. Thus
> they are unfairly biased against the native compiled
> languages.  Its also unfairly biased against apps
> that can startup/shutdown very fast, which both
> Java and Erlang don't do well.  SAE may have
> faired better.
 Just on a side not you can remove startup times from
the equation on the individual tests.

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