[Mono-dev] Google SoC Q

Alan McGovern alan.mcgovern at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 22:13:07 EDT 2007

(whoops, meant to send to the list)


While i can't speak for everyone, i could say this: VB.NET
<http://vb.net/>is widely used and definitely of use to a lot of
people! Basicode died a
horrible horrible death about 15 years ago and even that mailing list has
had less than 20 posts in the last 2 years. a Basicode
interpreter/compiler/whatever wouldn't really be of much use to anyone
except for a very very small enthusiast market. It'd be more of a proof of
concept thing than something that'd ever be widely used, so i doubt it'd get
too far.

But do feel free to apply anyway.


On 3/16/07, Paul <paul at all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> Back in the 1980s, there was a fore-runner to .NET and JAVA called
> Basicode[1][2].
> This worked by each home micro having their own library to interpret,
> but the program which was loaded would run in the same way on each
> machine.
> Things moved on and the Basicode community sort of died a bit, but has
> recently re-emerged from the depths of Europe to something starting to
> be vibrant[3].
> To move things on, I've proposed to create something akin to Visual
> Basicode.NET in C# (using Mono of course!). It would be capable of
> loading, saving and running the old Basicode material as well as
> creating new Basicode apps.
> Can anyone comment on if this is the sort of thing the Google SoC would
> look favourably on and if it is, anyone fancy acting as the sponsor?
> Paul
> [1] http://www.xs4all.nl/~lennartb/basicode.html
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BASICODE
> [3] http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/BASICODE/
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