Linked by Peter Gerdes on Mon 10th Jan 2005 17:35 UTC
Editorial As a recent ACM Queue article observes the evolution of computer language is toward later and later binding and evaluation. So while one might quibble about the virtues of Java or the CLI (also known as microsoft.net) it seems inevitable that more and more software will be written for or at least compiled to virtual machines. While this trend has many virtues, not the least of which is compatibility, current implementations have several drawbacks. However, by cleverly incorporating these features into the OS, or at least including support for them, we can overcome these limitations and in some cases even turn them into strengths.
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Re: Meaning of slow
by bleyz on Tue 11th Jan 2005 03:06 UTC

Java Slowness = Java being slower and its gc peforming worse than similar vm languages. Not to bash java, but to point out that the jvm can probably be vastly improved.

OTOH you hit the nail on the head - when people claim java has gotten faster, they misregard that it's their hardware that's gone better.