How not to benchmark different languages

I’ve recently been trolling the web for any sort of language-comparision benchmarks, to see how the CLR’s JIT stacks up to the competition.  Dr. Dobbs has what seemed to be a pretty reasonable micro-benchmark article.  It’s not particularly insightful, but hey, it is hard to come up with stuff that makes sense to compare across…

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Boost 1.34.0 and how to get it to build for AMD64…

I’ve recently been deluged by a pile of new electronic gadgets* so that I haven’t had time to do much coding.  So I was looking around yesterday and found that there’s (finally) a new version of Boost available.  I was actually underwhelmed by the lack of interesting new libraries that have been added (there have…