Slashdot: 'functional programming languages can beat C.'

Spotted on Slashdot by Greg Michaelson's brother.
John Fremlin has released what he believes to be the worlds fastest webserver for small dynamic content, teepeedee2. It is written entirely in LISP, the world's second oldest high-level programming language. He gave a talk at the Tokyo Linux Users Group last year, with benchmarks, which he says demonstrate that 'functional programming languages can beat C.' Imagine a small alternative to Ruby on rails, supporting the development of any web application, but much faster.

John Fremlin recognized he did not make any benchmarks against more serious contenders.

Here are some benchmarks that show that John's claims were, at least, a bit daring:


(John said that ULib and John's server have similar performances)
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