JVM versus CLR: a comparative study

  title={JVM versus CLR: a comparative study},
  author={Jeremy Singer},
We present empirical evidence to demonstrate that there is little or no difference between the Java Virtual Machine and the .NET Common Language Runtime, as regards the compilation and execution of object-oriented programs. Then we give details of a case study that proves the superiority of the Common Language Runtime as a target for imperative programming language compilers (in particular GCC). 

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