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    Anveshan is offline Member
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    Default Understanding Java terminology

    Hi

    I am going through this link to understand the Java Desgin goals.
    The Java Language Environment

    I have come across below statement.

    The interpreted nature of Java technology solves both the binary distribution problem and the version problem; the same Java programming language byte codes will run on any platform. .

    Kindly help me understand above statement.

    1. What are binary distribution and version problems ?
    2. How does interpreted nature of java solve them ?

    Is it that because bytecode is portable it can be distributed easily ?


    Thanks
    Anveshan

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    "Is it that because bytecode is portable it can be distributed easily ?"

    Bingo! The same class works wherever there is a proper Java runtime installed. And nowadays Java takes away another barrier as well: it doesn't matter if that runtime is 32 bits or 64 bits. Its all the same classes.
    "Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon." -- Alan Perlis

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    Default Re: Understanding Java terminology

    Quote Originally Posted by gimbal2 View Post
    "Is it that because bytecode is portable it can be distributed easily ?"

    Bingo! The same class works wherever there is a proper Java runtime installed. And nowadays Java takes away another barrier as well: it doesn't matter if that runtime is 32 bits or 64 bits. Its all the same classes.

    Thank you very much for the clarification

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