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 Why Java is Slow

A nice editorial discussing the tradeoffs of using Java as compared to c++.

"Anybody that has ever used a non-trivial Java program or has programmed in Java knows that Java is slower than native programs written in C++. This is a fact of life, something that we accept when we use Java. However, many folks would like to convince us that this is just a temporary condition. Java is not slow by design, they say. Instead, it is slow because today's JIT implementations are relatively young and don't do all the optimizations they could. This is incorrect. No matter how good the JITs get, Java will always be slower than C++."
Why Java will always be Slower than c++

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Nov 28, 2005 )

  


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