Friday, April 27, 2001, 1:09:05 PM, Robin Szemeti wrote:
RS> but in the end (assuming that both
RS> codesets use similar basic principles) you will not beat the speed of C
RS> with anything other than hand optimised assembler. Now that is a fact.

Sounds much more like a function of the compiler to me.  A
really good Fortran compiler would turn out faster code than a bad c

Granted, it is a *lot* easier to write a fast c compiler, since you're
already halfway to assembler anyway.

Now if you're just comparing any fully compiled language with java,
you're absolutely right.


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