As the poster child of the NET framework created by Microsoft, C# is a very widely know programming language. Characterised for being object oriented and having a syntax similar to other C-like languages.
Initially only being able to run under windows, it was later supported on other operative systems thanks to the Mono initiative by Xamarin.
C# has many libraries and superb support from Microsoft and third parties, making it the language of choice for enterprise programming and windows software in general.
Tests where run using mono 3.2.8.
$ time mcs csrb.cs real 0m1.895s user 0m1.788s sys 0m0.084s
As shown, compilation time is fast and can be compared with node.js loading and parsing time. Although is more than twice as slow than GCC, the difference is barely noticeable.
$ time mono csrb.exe real 12m18.463s user 12m0.392s sys 0m11.488s
Lines count: 284 code, 69 blank, 353 total. File size: 7586 bytes.
What I would like to further investigate is what causes this difference in efficiency, I suspect the culprit might be the garbage collector; but that will have to happen another time.
You can follow the development of this project on GitHub: https://github.com/niofis/raybench