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RE: Speed in Languages and Browser Architectures

  • From: "Michael Kay" <mike@s...>
  • To: "'Elliotte Harold'" <elharo@m...>,"'Tei'" <oscar.vives@g...>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 19:12:44 -0000

RE:  Speed in Languages and Browser Architectures
> > If you really need raw speed C or C++ will be always faster 
> than Java.
> No, it won't. It has been proved false by counterexample that 
> C/C++ will
> *always* be faster than Java.  On some problems, Java already 
> is faster than C or C++. 

And even if it were true in theory, it wouldn't be true in practice. The
XSLT experience was that it took three or four times as long to produce a
working processor in C as in Java, and while the C developers were debugging
their memory management, the Java developers were devising* new

Michael Kay

(devizing? doesn't look right. American spelling confuses me.)

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