> Objective C is not in the list but I doubt that Objective C would be
> much faster then Java if you actually use Objective C and not just a
> plain C subset. And Scala also runs on the JVM and is also quite
> fast and it is a very nice, modern language which is not clumsy at
If you can find an older version of that page, Objective-C used to be
there with an average score of 1.6 (about the same as Java now) for
speed, and much lower memory usage than Java. The implementations all
used pure message passing - no C functions, no IMP caching.