Linked by Christopher W. Cowell-Shah on Thu 8th Jan 2004 19:33 UTC
General Development This article discusses a small-scale benchmark test run on nine modern computer languages or variants: Java 1.3.1, Java 1.4.2, C compiled with gcc 3.3.1, Python 2.3.2, Python compiled with Psyco 1.1.1, and the four languages supported by Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET 2003 development environment: Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, and Visual J#. The benchmark tests arithmetic and trigonometric functions using a variety of data types, and also tests simple file I/O. All tests took place on a Pentium 4-based computer running Windows XP. Update: Delphi version of the benchmark here.
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by KLAMATH on Fri 9th Jan 2004 13:55 UTC

"someone mentioned this ....
Java actually knows more about how the code is used, which in theory should let it reach better performance than c/c++
bla bla bla .... "

This is crap.....The JITer "knows" only about the current method. That method is the only thing that can be "enhanced". On the other hand when it's compiled the C/C++ compiler "has access" to the whole thing and can do a better job on "tweaking/enhancing" the speed...

"what about memory allocation ( creating/deleting) objects !!!! "
On this category the winner is CLR.