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- Subject: Re: Nice performance quote
- From: Don Hopkins <dhopkins@...>
- Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 22:24:25 -0700
Roberto Waltman wrote:
By that metric, it means that a program that never terminates is
infinitely faster than C!
Matthew M. Burke wrote:
I stumbled across the following article about scripting languages:
| Java runs at 1.8 times the speed of compiled C; Lua (using a JIT
| at 3 times; Python, at 6.7 times; PHP, at 7 times; Perl, at 9.8
| Ruby, at 16 times.
Can anyone else spot the subtle flaw in this statement?
A not so subtle 1/X ?
That transforms the "Halting Problem" into the "Halting Advantage"!
I once heard a rumor that the Cray X/MP was so fast, it could execute an
infinite loop in 12.7 seconds!