Why not AOT Julia? It’s already becoming a standard thing to do when deploying Julia. Why would you AOT C and not Julia? I wouldn’t call it a stunt, just a standard way of using the language if this is the application. For example, if all you want are some simple Float64 ODE integrators, we’re setting up the diffeqpy and diffeqr solvers to soon use an AOT compiled version for the Python and R bindings. It seems like this is a very similar use case (one of the problems is a simple ODE solve that’s called once!), so I’m not sure why you would exclude standard ways of using Julia from a benchmark on Julia?
If anything it should at least get a listing in there as