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RE: [xml-dev] Speed in Languages and Browser Architectures

> > If you really need raw speed C or C++ will be always faster 
> than Java.
> No, it won't. It has been proved false by counterexample that 
> C/C++ will
> *always* be faster than Java.  On some problems, Java already 
> is faster than C or C++. 

And even if it were true in theory, it wouldn't be true in practice. The
XSLT experience was that it took three or four times as long to produce a
working processor in C as in Java, and while the C developers were debugging
their memory management, the Java developers were devising* new

Michael Kay

(devizing? doesn't look right. American spelling confuses me.)

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