Guillaume Marceau posted an excellent article yesterday that gives a graphical comparison of numerous programming languages. (The page failed to load the first time I tried to load it and it loaded slowly on my second attempt. Be patient and keep trying if it doesn’t work at first.)
It took me a while to realize that the graph axes are the reverse of my expectations. The axes are undesirable quantities — slowness and code size — and so the ideal is in the lower left. Usually comparisons use desirable quantities for the axes — in this case, efficiency and expressiveness — so that the ideal is up and to the right.