New results from "dictionary word count" programs...

Sasha Pachev sasha at
Mon Mar 20 17:28:17 MST 2006

 > With the prowess of this group, I'm really surprised no one did it
 > hand coded assembler.

I am rather disappointed that nobody submitted an efficient C/C++ solution, 
except for Jason's gperf one. I can understand why - it takes a while to code, 
and I offered on prize money for winning the CPU contest. And the guys that know 
how to write it already have jobs they like, I suppose, and are quite busy.

As good as the optimizers are today, if you write good C, the optimizer will 
most likely beat human-coded assembler. However, I do not think that good Java 
will beat good C on this.

Sasha Pachev
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