Blog Post · Battle of the Programming Languages
Posted On Saturday 26 February 2011 by Tom Leese (TomMan)
I recently put together a series of tests to find out which is faster between: Python, Lua, and PHP.
The tests consisted of:
- Filling a list of 3000000 integers
- Adding these integers together
- A combination of division and multiplication
Here are the results:
As you can see, Lua is the fastest language, python is the next and PHP is the slowest.
I did all these tests on an Intel Atom processor under Arch Linux. With all the tests I had: Chromimum, Kate and XChat running (and KDE).
Python Code Â· PHP Code Â· Lua Code