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Sep
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comment Why would it ever be possible for Java to be faster than C++?
@BillyONeal: I wasn't implying that it is common practice in C/C++... Simply that it's not in JVM implementations either as this answer suggested.
Sep
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comment Why would it ever be possible for Java to be faster than C++?
small nitpick: I was under the impression that Sun's JVM (maybe others too) doesn't explicitly check for null as an optimization: The HotSpot Virtual Machine installs signal handlers to implement various features and to handle fatal error conditions. For example, in an optimization to avoid explicit null checks in cases where java.lang.NullPointerException will be thrown rarely, the SIGSEGV signal is caught and handled, and the NullPointerException is thrown.
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answered Big source tree refactor ahead - what tool to use?
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comment Why is Mercurial considered to be easier than Git?
@Keyo: Mercurial has ~, see revsets. It doesn't have a staging area, but you can emulate it with MQ, which is so much more powerful. Learn to use the tool rather than sticking to what you know from git, it'll pay off.