Java vs C "Shootout" Revisited

Is Java slower than C or C++? Well, sadly, it used to be always the case. Recently, better compilers and hardware have narrowed that gap. Now the Java vs C "Shootout" Revisited provides new information... Keith Lea took the benchmark code for C++ and Java from the now outdated Great Computer Language Shootout (Fall 2001) and ran the tests himself. The results three years on? Java, he finds, is significantly faster than optimized C++ in many cases. Coool B)

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