Originally Posted by RainDog
This does not really make any sense to me. Please elaborate.
See here: Interpreted language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Java is interpreted (just in time compilation)...and tends to be a resource hog and performance dog. C on the other had is precompiled and operates at very low level.
Java can be platform independent (in theory) vs C requires effective re-writes of applications on various platforms (Mac, Linux, WinNT, etc).