Computer Language Shootout - concurrency

Peter-Henry Mander erlang@REDACTED
Fri Dec 2 11:36:34 CET 2005

... 15th place between C# and Java, beating Java memory consumption 2:5,
and close to C# memory consumption. Python, Perl and Ruby are far

That's not bad at all! The languages I recognise that do better are
compiled to native binary and don't use GC.

In the overall statistics the Haskell GHC results appear awesome, but
mainly due to 'sum-file', 'startup' and 'random'. Remove those and the
missing tests in the overall scores and the match is a lot closer:

Haskell 38.75 vs. Erlang HiPE 30.91

Note that C gcc falls to 24.65 with these criteria.

So, beware of benchmarks, you can make them say whatever you want.


P.s. "Lies, damn lies and statistics!"

On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 15:30 +0600, Nick Linker wrote:
> Sean Hinde wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Looks great.
> A fly in the ointment - the Ackermann function: 
> Erlang HiPE - 15th place. ;-)

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