I figured I'd present some benchmarks I did because I think it gives some nice examples of the wrong tool for the job. Most of these are from answers on StackOverflow.
You can see source for this benchmark here. A few brief remarks:
systems programming. For perspective, once we've used
strip-ansi twice, we would have been better
ac from scratch.
Writing an ANSI filter with C++ is probably not worth it.
Perl impressed me. It was pleasantly laconic and faster than I expected.
ATS is kind of insane.