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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some links about java strict-fp
by AnonymousCoward on Mon 12th Jan 2004 19:44 UTC

as has been mentioned by others, the java performance is probably due to strict floating point ... here are some links on that:

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/second_edition/html/expressions....

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/vmspec/2nd-edition/html/Concepts.doc...

http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=84