Suitability (of Java)

Adrian Fisher mobiletiw at
Fri Apr 2 00:17:39 PST 2004

I have a mate who is a Java expert and when I asked him about the speed 
loss he told me that it is slower but not as much as people like to make 


Don Smith wrote:

> Adrian Fisher wrote:
>> Wasn't it re-written though so that it became a fully fledged and 
>> general purpose language?
>> A
> 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.

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