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Please, some recommendations on Android development in languages that do not impose the class keyword.
I need development tools and a language that has bindings to the Android programming API equal in rights to the Java programming language.
The problem is that I picked The Corona SDK and I liked it very much after working with one or two examples. When it came time to do what I really want, a file explorer, it became obvious that The Corona SDK doesn't have access to the file API of Android. It could use only some sand boxed storage for persistence.
To be quite specific, the win32 API is C native, but all you have to do to program win32 applications in Pascal with equal rights and power is to have the Pascal versions of the equivalent include files a C programmer uses to program in Windows.
I would be happy to learn of such a programming environment in a language like: C, Go (Dart is out of the question), Rust... Something that can deal with objects, but doesn't involve classes.
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You can use the NDK to program in C++ and can probably get away with mostly writing C if you do; but if your actual objection is that Android apps run in a highly sandboxed environment so will anything written using the NDK.
The only way you're going to get desktop level access is if you root your phone, and load a custom modified version of android that you've ripped a shitton of stuff out to it.
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Java preferably not to be mentioned in the book at all. Not even as a bad example.
A look in Wikipedia yields:
It would be fair to say, under the above circumstances, that what you ask for is impossible - by design.
I think that book, the Kotlin Apprentice might be the best one can find.
Thank you very much, I appreciate it.