Point of view: Lisp as an alternative to Java

  title={Point of view: Lisp as an alternative to Java},
  author={Erann Gat},
I n a recent study Prechelt (1999) compared the relative performance of Java and C++ in execution time and memory usage. Unlike many benchmark studies, Prechelt compared multiple implementations of the same task by multiple programmers in order to control for the effects of differences in programmer skill. Prechelt concluded that " as of JDK 1.2, Java programs are typically much slower than programs written in C or C++. They also consume much more memory. " We repeated Prechelt's study using… CONTINUE READING
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