Thread: Troubleshooting Kindle Paperwhite stuck on boot
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:56 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Clytie View Post
The thought of anyone using that venerable programming language on "the latest" Kindle ... *snorts of laughter*
Why not? They use every other language they can get their hands on, from C and C++ through Java and even JS. Most of the Kindle UI is written in Java, and that's a language with a *much* more heavyweight runtime than Fortran, which compiles to native code just like C.

(But, yes, I think it's unlikely that there is any substantial amount of Fortran on there. Heck, in a complete Linux distro you're unlikely to have more Fortran than is contained inside ATLAS these days.)
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