What do you think about Borland Delphi and C++Builder . How
about different versions? Did Borland (Inprise) better in
new versions. In this short article I show you results of
my tests on these compilers. Tests are done on a Celeron 500
with 128MB RAM on a PC100 motherboard.
Test program contains VCL Objects, Thread, Loop and other
tests. I do not promise that these tests are 100% correct but
they are good to have a general seen of their quality and
changes from one version to another.
I have written Delphi and C++ Builder codes so that they are
as near as possible (line by line) to each other.
Win2000 Pro. Win NT4Srv. Win 98 Sec. Code
C++ Builder 4 2008 2017 2198 409K
C++ Builder 5 1092 1100 1156 426K
Delphi 4 849 989 1072 343K
Delphi 5 2016 2020 2193 355K
* Higher numbers show better results (all compiled static.
Delphi and C++ builder programs are only recompiled using higher
Results show that Delphi 5 is very better than Delphi 4 but
newer version of C++ builder is very slow. Everyone understands
the need for a good C++ RAD environment but this one makes
very slow programs.
In other tests that I performed, C++Builder had bad results
in many cases. I personally do not use it for critical
purposes and big applications. C Builder console programs
were about 10-50 times slower than DOS version (I compiled
exact program with BC31 and C++Builder 4). Also I saw a lot
of bugs and errors in C++Builder 4 (I have not worked much
with C++Builder 5 when I write this).
Delphi is very better in these cases . So however I am
a C programmer (Unix, Linux, VC++ ) I prefer Delphi for
my RAD works .I will publish test results on other compilers
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