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Comparison of Languages

In this section we compare Java as a language to support parallel and scientific computing with other object-oriented programming languages like C++ and C#, which is a new .NET platform language from Microsoft. In this comparison we discuss issues like performance and added functionality, such as multidimensional arrays, operator overloading, and lightweight objects. We also compare the Microsoft intermediate language with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).


Bryan Carpenter 2004-06-09