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== Why Java? ==
While it was once true that Java is always slower than the equivalent in C++, this is no longer the case. [http://paulbuchheit.blogspot.com/2007/06/java-is-faster-than-c.html There
] have [http://www.azulsystems.com/blog/cliff/2009-09-06-java-vs-c-performanceagain been] quite [http://vanillajava.blogspot.com/2011/08/java-can-be-significantly-faster-than-c.html a few benchmarks] comparing Java vs C++ performance, [http://keithlea.com/javabench/ this one] probably being the grandfather of all.
Pragmatically, one should note that there is not really a big difference in performance when comparing Java to C++.