|Comparisons and Benchmarking email@example.com (Philip Herron) (2009-10-14)|
|Re: Comparisons and Benchmarking DrDiettrich1@aol.com (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2009-10-19)|
|Re: Comparisons and Benchmarking SidTouati@inria.fr (Sid Touati) (2009-10-19)|
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|Re: Comparisons and Benchmarking email@example.com (Paul Biggar) (2009-10-20)|
|Re: Comparisons and Benchmarking firstname.lastname@example.org (Isaac Gouy) (2009-10-20)|
|Re: Comparisons and Benchmarking email@example.com (Tom Crick) (2009-10-20)|
|Re: Comparisons and Benchmarking firstname.lastname@example.org (Philip Herron) (2009-10-21)|
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|From:||Sid Touati <SidTouati@inria.fr>|
|Date:||Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:21:09 +0200|
|Organization:||INRIA - CR Paris-Rocquencourt|
|Posted-Date:||19 Oct 2009 21:14:15 EDT|
Comparing between programming languages is like comparing between
natural human languages: it is a complex mixture of culture, history,
economical power, trading protocols, and so on.
If you are forced to provide a quantitative comparison between two
languages, you will highly be in troubles !
- measure expressiveness of a language: depends on the application domain
- measure the performance of the code: depends on the compiler, on the
machine, on the code (implementation) and on the experimental protocol
- measure the popularity: depends on the users (on their educational level)
- measure the profitability: how much do we gain if we go from my actual
language to your language - how much we loose ?
- measure the simplicity: what are the tools that are developed for the
language, what is the education level needed for using your language, etc.
- portability : what can I do with my all previous codes ?
And so on.
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