Suitability (of Java)
tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
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).
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