Was wondering if anyone has had a chance to look at this paper posted to bioRxiv yesterday? I’ve only just briefly skimmed the paper and associated code, but I find the results…interesting. The authors appear to have taken a tool written in Common Lisp and ported it 3 times to Java, Go, and C++. In the end, they conclude that Java is faster than Go, but Go uses significantly less memory. Most surprisingly, they claim that C++17 was both slower and consumed more memory.
It seems the authors never even considered Julia. I would be curious, though, to see how Julia could stack up against their reimplementation in Go.