Debunking The Myth Of High Level Languages

High-level languages are not intrinsically slow! David Chisnall explains how programming in a low-level language can make a compiler’s job harder, essentially wasting effort and slowing down your program’s processing.

The closer to the metal you can get while programming, the faster your program will compile — or so conventional wisdom would have you believe. In this article, I will show you how high-level languages like Java aren’t slow by nature, and in fact low level languages may compile less efficiently……

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Written on July 19, 2012