Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 19:17 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Legal Java creator James Gosling: "Just because Sun didn't have patent suits in our genetic code doesn't mean we didn't feel wronged. While I have differences with Oracle, in this case they are in the right. Google totally slimed Sun. We were all really disturbed, even Jonathan: he just decided to put on a happy face and tried to turn lemons into lemonade, which annoyed a lot of folks at Sun." Ouch. Also, doesn't jive with Schwartz' comments - might be illustrative of how bad things really were at the once great Sun.
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freebsd
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2010-08-26

could you not now ? use Jython, maybe!!

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No Jython won't work, as its not a real Java virtual machine running java bytecode. The language starts off Java like, but is compiled into Dalvik byte code, which is different and not compatible with JVM bytecode.

You can use Python with some severe limitations with the Android Scripting engine.

http://code.google.com/p/android-scripting/

Its slow, crash prone, and not documented very well. But other than that its pretty cool.

Edited 2012-05-01 16:46 UTC

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