Python sucks in terms of energy efficiency — literally

Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Dutch software company’s programming language index for 2021 also indicates that. But is it one of the most energy-efficient coding languages out there? Not really. A study from researchers of Universidade do Minho, Portugal (first spotted by hackaday) says that Python is just better than Perl in terms of energy consumed while performing certain tasks. It notes that C tops the chart followed by Rust, C++, and Ada. Researchers used 10 popular algorithms from the Computer Language Benchmarks Game (CLBG), to measure the energy consumption, runtime, and memory…This...

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