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Android is a broken Java
Authored by: symbolset on Sunday, June 03 2012 @ 12:32 AM EDT
You can develop Android applications in the Java programming language, it's
true. That doesn't disprove anything that I said. The program isn't Java, it's
the program. Android isn't Java, it's Android. The programming language
platform is syntactic sugar, not an element of the execution platform. The
programming language is a framework to access the libraries in a way the
programmer understands. You could write a compiler to compile programs written
in COBOL, SNOBOL or APL to run on Android too as long as the compiler emitted
the appropriate byte codes that Dalvik understands, and Android isn't COBOL,
SNOBOL or APL any more than it's Java, C, C++, or any of the other current
languages it has current frameworks for. Android is its own thing. It's not
Java.

In context it's not necessary to call out in every incidence of the word
"Java" that you are referring to the programming language and not the platform.
It's implied by the context.

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