Suitability (of Java)

Tushar Teredesai tushar at
Thu Apr 1 22:47:31 PST 2004

Don Smith wrote:

> Adrian Fisher wrote:
>> Wasn't it re-written though so that it became a fully fledged and 
>> general purpose language?
> It's still an interpreted language (byte codes instead of text but 
> still interpreted) which means it's at least half the speed of a 
> compiled language.

Do you have any references to any recent benchmarks on the speed comparison?

Especially with JIT, the performance of C++ and Java code is comparable, 
especially when the new programs are loaded in an already existing JVM. 
And the productivity is higher (less bugs).

Tushar Teredesai

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