> Thus, I disagree that benchmarks are about applying some
> arbitrary programming paradigm to a set of languages, just so
> the "look" of the programs are similar.

You're welcome to your opinion - and we're happy to include the program
as an 'alternative'.

Note: The C# Mono #2 program is listed as an alternative because a
member of the Mono development team wanted a plain vanilla comparison
between C# Mono and other languages - hand-optimizing index-access with
a local variable ruined that comparison.