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Re: Google Android

by renodino (Curate)
on Feb 16, 2008 at 17:42 UTC ( #668323=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Google Android

Sorry, no. Check the FAQ. Its all Java.

Which is a damn shame. Since Android is Linux (or stripped down version thereof), it should be possible. (I've used Perl on both the Zaurus and the Nokia N770/800).

Hopefully, enough developers will scream for C/C++ access that Google will relent (after all, libc is listed in their pretty architecture picture).

Maybe Google's Python dictator will be able to pry it open enough for Perl and Ruby to sneak in (tho Jython/JRuby may obviate the need for that).

Perl Contrarian & SQL fanboy

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Re^2: Google Android SL4A
by psilambda (Initiate) on Aug 28, 2011 at 20:46 UTC

    There is a Perl for Android as part of the Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A).

    Also, there is (now) a native development kit (C/C++)--it just is short on libraries/functionality when compared to Linux.

      Useful news and welcome.

      Althought OPoster didn't mention it (assumed to be a given, maybe?), note the caveat at the linked page, "SL4A is designed for developers and is alpha quality software."

Re^2: Google Android
by doom (Deacon) on Nov 04, 2008 at 11:57 UTC
    Hm... maybe we need to do a perl6 implementation in java.

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