ONJava.com: The Mustang Meets the Rhino: Scripting in Java 6:
Just as a rough test, I ran the above script 10,000 times, along with the equivalent Java code shown above. I obtained the following cumulative results:
Interpreted JS: 1,550ms
Compiled JS: 579ms
Compiled Java: 0.0172ms
Thats a huge difference. I always knew this, but looking at the actual numbers is surprisingly shocking. I wonder what the results would be like compairing python and c code. Ofcourse Mustang is beta, the numbers might improve.
I wonder how non-Java scripting pages, such as those written in PHP, would perform?