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By chetan_oct
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Published: Sep 08 2009 / 03:22

A well balanced comparison of both languages. Is Java faster than C/C++? The short answer is: it depends.
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toomasr replied ago:

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Cliff has an awesome blog, another great post from there!

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Joseph Ottinger replied ago:

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Amen, brother.

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dcortez replied ago:

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the answer is not it depends, the answer is yes. Performance is not a time measured execution in a bubble there are people tools and process and cost involved in software.

Java wins in the capability/human unit metric even if it is slower in raw performance terms.
Trees, I have the forest on line 1 for you.

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kohlerm replied ago:

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Nope. java is sometimes faster, because most (i don't know *any*) C Compilers do not optimize based on profiling data collected during the first runs. There are examples in the blog.

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rodgerdb replied ago:

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Wow, a truly impressive article regardless of your affinity.

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