[fpc-devel] type discussion

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Jun 2 18:32:05 CEST 2005

On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, Ales Katona wrote:

> > 
> > http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/benchmark.php?test=all&lang=fpascal&lang2=ocaml&sort=fullcpu 
> > 
> > 
> > Here comes Pascal (FPC) vs Ocaml (hybrid functional/imperative language
> > with OO). Ocaml is significantly faster although it havily uses GC. Ocaml
> > code is significantly shorter too (they can be coded in significanly
> > lesser amount of lines).
> > 
> > rgds
> Those tests are flawed. I just submitted some improvements to the pascal code.
> Look at objects for example. The author of that benchmark forgot to .free
> those classes. C++ for example uses static classes and inlines. So that's for
> the "comparison".
> Don't trust those benchmarks, most are just a load of bullshit.

Indeed. The code submitted for pascal made my hair grey on the spot !!

Obviously we're not going to score high with flawed code in the 


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