Why do applets run so much slower than applications?
In the process of converting an application to an applet I discovered that exactly the same code seems to run quite a bit slower in an applet when compared to an application. The performance hit is up to about 30% which may not sound significant but for the things we are trying to do this is a worry.
Why should an applet run so much slower than an application? My tests were with Update 10 but this may be a more widespread problem with other versions affected also. It only affects an applet actually running in a browser and doesn't manifest when running in the applet viewer.
I am talking about simple processing power - the applet/application has no GUI and just prints the test results to the console.
Any ideas? Can this be overcome?
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-Qu0ll (Rare, not extinct)
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