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Performance

One area in which Java has an advantage over typical HPC languages (C/C++/Fortran) is its ability to use information at runtime to fine tune the code. If used well, this allows you to write code that is a bit more general without sacrificing performance, as the code will get "re-specialized" at runtime.  While in C/C++ sometimes you are stuck with macros or preprocessing scripts,...
on Jan 24, 2007