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Java Memory Allocation

I saw this article linked over at Slashdot today and found it to be a very interesting read. I’ve had many debates with people that think that byte- compiled languages like Java and C# just have inherent performance problems. Often they’ll spout off some nonsense about how garbage collection is inefficient or something. Sure, sometimes it’s better to have manual control over your memory allocation/deallocation, but this article makes a surprisingly good case for why the perceived performance hits in dynamic management don’t even exist. A great read, especially if you don’t know much about how memory management works in the first place.