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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: Java Language Advocacy (was Re: How ASF membership works and what it means)
Date Thu, 26 Jun 2003 18:41:36 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> on 6/26/03 12:01 PM Christopher Oliver wrote:
>>Another aspect not always noticed is the speed of the compiler. Because 
>>Java compilers don't perform any compile-time optimizations, they are 
>>significantly faster than C++ compilers. This is very important when 
>>dealing with very large codebases.
>>Of course, Python doesn't get compiled at all, and I've heard it argued 
>>that interpreted languages will be used exclusively in the future with 
>>very large code bases for that very reason.
> hmmm, compilation is a highly parallelizable task so I don't really buy
> this as a valid argument against compiled languages.

Agreed, it is a valid argument against that particular compiler though.


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