Tag: gcc

Wikipedia entries, mostly biased.

Posted by on July 16, 2009

It was recently brought to my attention that the PB wikipedia entry is brutally biased towards marketing; it’s not maintained by the people but rather by themselves, the developers.

One of the key factors for them is that “their compiler makes small exes”… They never, ever, mention speed.

Some time ago I did a bunch of benchmarks, in a time where it was uncertain for me which language should I stick to (We all asked this question at least once) and I found some shocking results, but not surprisingly. You see, developing an efficient compiler is not an easy task. However, when someone talks their butt off a certain subject, be sure that they are hiding something else. More…