The Java Language Environment

 
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5.2 Summary

The interpreted and dynamic nature of Java provides several benefits:

  • The interpreted environment enables fast prototyping without waiting for the traditional compile and link cycle,
  • The environment is dynamically extensible, whereby classes are loaded on the fly as required,
  • The fragile superclass problem that plagues C++ developers is eliminated because of deferral of memory layout decisions to run time.

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