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Re: OT: Common Language Runtime for BSD/Unix/Linux/OS X/etc
On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 03:29:13PM +1000, David Crawshaw wrote:
> Sorry for posting this here, but I have no idea where else to go.
> I have been learning about Microsoft's so called Java Killer, C#. C# is a
> language that gets compiled into what is known as IL code, and the IL code
> is run in the Common Language Runtime (CLR). There has been a lot of talk of
> the fact that Microsoft released C# (a really really nice language, I love
> it) and the CLR royalty free. Anyone is allowed to produce a version.
I realize that they like to tell you how innovative they are, but this is
just the same as Java source being compiled to Java bytecode to run on a
JVM, only tied to Windows. Plenty of languages compile to JVM already
(over 100 at last count, including python and perl). Why reinvent the
In any event this belongs on advocacy@, so please direct all followups there.
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