Java & JavaScript (was RE: [thelist] My fingers are getting sore :) -- addemendum)

Joel Canfield joel at
Wed May 8 06:08:00 CDT 2002

> Just came across this in when I was going to
> see where I took a wrong turn... [QUOTE] JavaScript runs
> "100x" slower than C, as it is purely interpreted (Java runs
> "10x" slower than C code). Netscape and allies say JavaScript
> is an "open standard" in an effort to keep Microsoft from
> monopolising web software as they have desktop software.
> Netscape and Sun have co-operated to enable Java and
> JavaScript to exchange messages and data. [/QOUTE] KGIII

I like Danny Goodman's explanation:

And LiveScript/JavaScript creator Brendan Eich makes some interesting
comments on the tenuous connection:


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