Programming questions tagged blackberry will normally relate to Java (since BlackBerry applications are written in Java).
Can we adjust the syntax highlighting so that blackberry questions are syntax-highlighted as Java?
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While "old school" Blackberry OS development happens mostly in Java (you can write pure native applications as well), the new BlackBerry 10 release does not natively support Java applications (it can run Android applications however).
Blackberry 10 does not currently seem to have lots of questions (probably because the devices are still pretty new, but I suspect it to overtake the classical BlackBerry questions in volume rather quickly.
I think the real question is whether the
blackberry tag will, or should be, reserved for legacy BlackBerry (OS 4 - 7) development. Or, will it now be used to cover BlackBerry 10 development, too.
If it's only going to be used for legacy BB Java development (which is by far the dominant BB development model, pre-BB10), then I vote for making Java syntax highlighting automatic. I can't tell you how often I edit BlackBerry questions just to add the
<!-- language-all: lang-java --> markup, because unhighlighted code is almost unreadable, especially when sloppy posters clutter it up with a bunch of stuff that's commented out ... the code prettify function nicely identifies commented-out code.
If the tag, however, should be used for BB-10, and beyond, then Java syntax highlighting should not be activated.
Note that there is already a
blackberry-10 tag, and it seems to be getting some use.
I think I would cast my vote for making Java highlighting automatic for
blackberry, and a comment here by another Top-10 BlackBerry answerer, Richard, seems to agree (with the part about
blackberry being for BB Java).