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joseph corner
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Am I alone in finding the name "Java 2" for Java 1.2 and above misleading and confusing? Seems slightly bizarre in a field which is usually so ultra pedantic.
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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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No, you're not alone. What they were trying to do was decouple the JDK version number (now really the J2SDK version number!) from the version of Java. I don't think they achieved this goal really; people still use the J2SDK version numbers -- they have to, since the "Java version number" hasn't changed since the advent of "Java 2".
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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