[REBOL] Re: RFC: Cross-language benchmark proposal
From: carl:cybercraft at: 8-Nov-2002 10:32
On 08-Nov-02, Carl at REBOL wrote:
> For instance, we may not want to start with the Ackermann example.
> Not a lot of programmers (and especially beginners) are aware or
> even interested in what that benchmark indicates. It's not
> meaningful to them because they don't relate to it in common
> programming use. In fact, if it's listed first, it may scare them
> away before they see the simpler examples... because they may
> conclude that the comparison examples are too academic and abstract.
Sorting would be one obviously useful example, meaning comparisons of
the languages' built-in sorting ability.