July 31, 2002 .net

Visual C++ 7 speed vs Visual C# speed

Here. I did a rough experiment the other day with strange results. I created two console apps one is C# and the other if Visual C++ 7. The apps do calculations for Generation of the Mandelbrot Set and time how long it takes. The strange thing is that the Visual C# App is much faster than the C++ App. (1.5 secs per set for the C# App and 1.9 secs per set for the C++ App). This seems totally bizarre to me as I would have thought it would be the opposite. It puts me in the strange situation of thinking about rewritting my C++ fractal generator in C# to get more speed !!” [Windows Technology Off Topic Mailing List]