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re: 20 Reasons to Move On from Java 8 VIEW POST

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re: The kotlin compiler has to target Java 8 bytecode because of Android. It would be more efficient it it could target newer JVM. Kotlin programmers...

Have not got caught up in the Google vs Oracle debacle but newer versions of Java now require enterprise licensing. Is the reason why we have "open jdk". Looks to me like Oracle wants to cash in big time.

The slow down could be merely a legal issue, but that's just my guess.

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