Bloggers over at UnRisk Insight have been dissecting a math problem about goat, wolves, and lions to compare different programming languages. In a recent post, the problem was run with functional languages.
Some of the conclusions drawn from the testing include:
Be sure to take a look at the original post for the full test.
Performance-wise, C++ trounces all the other programming languages in the test. The C++ program processes around 5 million forests per second on a single core, whereas the Wolfram Language program tops out at around 250 thousand forests.