Suitability (of Java)

John Quinn john at johnquinn.com
Sat Apr 3 07:37:39 PST 2004


On Friday 02 April 2004 1:47, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
> 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).
>
Don may be surprised to see these results:
http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5602

 
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