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why jvm is called virtulal machine

venkateswara rao
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Joined: Aug 17, 2001
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can you justify this
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Sean MacLean
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This is not really an "advanced" question so I'm moving it to Java In General (beginner).
Guy Reynolds
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Java strives to be "compile once". Which means it has to have a way of having a common environment or "machine" for it's compiled code to run on. The JVM is this "machine" and since it doesn't really exist, but is the result of a program running on the "real" machine, it is virtual. Hence the title Virtual Machine... for Java: JVM.
 
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