[Mono-devel-list] Mono & J#

Michael Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Sat May 15 14:08:48 EDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 05:35, Laurent ARNAL wrote:
>        Hi,
> I just would like to know if someone is working on a J# compiler for mono.
> What I search for is a real J# source compiler, not a bytecode translator.
> I've already look to the ikvm project, and it's the only reference I 
> found about
> java an Mono.

Are you wanting to build programs in Java or MS's J#?  They are two
different (albeit mostly compatible) languages.  If you want real java,
then the only mechanism I know of is the ikvm java byte code to .net
byte code compiler which is really not a bad way to go about it.  Plus
the advantage of ikvm is that you're working with real java, so you
don't have to worry about compatibility issues with the java world.  If
you want J#, I don't know of any mono support for that, nor of any plans
for it.  Doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense for direct support,
either, since J#'s purpose is to drive java developers to C#.  J# in
that respect is kind of a second-class citizen in the .NET world.  On
the other hand, with ikvmc, real java class files (compiled by Sun's
compiler or others) can be compiled into .net executables giving java
real citizenship in the .net work.  This is all my opinion.

>        Thunks for your answer.
>                 laurent.
Michael Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu>

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