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Which languages is best? Here's the Shootout Scorecard!
Please bear in mind that this is a work in progress, if you come back tomorrow, everything may be different.
Some people have suggested that the results be summarized, or that a winner be declared. In order to satisfy this request, we have come up with a unique and subtle quantification system to score languages on their overall performance, termed the Completely Random and Arbitrary Point System!, or CRAPS! [TM], for short. (See bottom of page for a brief description of this analytical marvel).
The scores in the Scores table can reflect CPU, Memory and/or Lines of Code (LOC). The lower a language's measured CPU, Memory, or LOC is for a test, the more points it gets. But the language doesn't get any points if it is missing an entry for a test (an incentive to complete all tests :-). You can choose a multiplier for any of CPU, Memory and LOC scores below. By default, we just show the CPU score alone. Also, each test is weighted, because some tests are more important than others (the default weights in the table below reflect my personal preferences). But you can change the weights and the multipliers however you like, because after all, benchmark results should reflect the priorities of the person viewing them.
Once you have selected the weights and multipliers to your satisfaction, you can recalulate the scores and use the resulting URL on your language advocacy page as the final proof of your favorite language's supremacy! Think of the glory.
Of course, it's also possible that my results are flawed, and playing with this silly CGI is just a waste of time.
Patented CRAPS Calculator