[plt-scheme] Re: Fwd: [erlang-questions] Another Programming Language Comparison

From: Benjamin L.Russell (DekuDekuplex at Yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Jun 1 08:41:10 EDT 2009

Just before forwarding a near-duplicate of this message from the
Haskell mailing list (see "The speed, size and dependability of
programming languages" at
http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2009-June/021363.html), I saw
your message.  It looks like you had beaten me to the punch *-(.

Aside, what I found particularly interesting about this blog entry was
the blog writer's choice of PLT Scheme for generating the charts;

>Source code
>The code to generate these charts runs in PLT Scheme (MzScheme) v4.1.5. 
>You will need the data file from The Game's cvs repository. This file is from 
>2005, which is the one I used for the charts above. Update: I rerun the 
>generation using the 2009 data. Here are the updated big chart and colored 
>chart. There are fewer languages in the 2009 roundup, unfortunately. Some 
>languages moved in interesting ways, both most of the trends are the same.
>Despite it not having a particularly remarkable spot on this performance chart, 
>I code in PLT Scheme because it has a fantastic macro system. I also have 
>wrists problems, so coding in Scheme lets me use my ergonomic editor 

Not bad for PLT Scheme, considering that the writer was coding a
benchmark and chose PLT Scheme as his tool!

-- Benjamin L. Russell

On Mon, 1 Jun 2009 01:24:52 -0700, YC
<yinso.chen at gmail.com> wrote:

>Produced by Guillaume with PLT - interesting the link first came from
>erlang-questions instead of plt-scheme... very good stuff about language
>performance visualization and comparisons in the link.   Sorry if this is a
>duplicate for ya.
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: t ty <tty.erlang at gmail.com>
>Date: Sun, May 31, 2009 at 1:09 PM
>Subject: [erlang-questions] Another Programming Language Comparison
>To: Erlang Questions <erlang-questions at erlang.org>
>Some interesting analysis/commentaries.
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