That graph is...interesting? "Not Even Wrong" levels of interesting. Apparently Rust is slower than Python and PHP? And in the same company as interpreted languages (node, lua), and a garbage-collected language like Java? Hah!

I compiled the rust code from that repo and don't see anything like 71ms. With optimisations turned on and comparing with Go and C (gcc, with optimisations turned on), there's almost nothing between them. And certainly not a 10x difference.

I don't see myself writing C any time soon when Go and Rust both offer almost identical performance, large and modern ecosystems and much better ergonomics.



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Adam Henley (He/Him)

I’m a Lead Developer at Flick Electric where I write mostly Ruby on Rails. I also dabble in any language that takes my fancy.