[Mono-list] PHP.NET?

Sam Ruby rubys@us.ibm.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 13:20:37 -0400

I committed some code a while back to PHP which will alow the manipulation
of .Net objects as native PHP objects.  This used the COM interop feature
of the Microsoft implementation.  Once the mono implemenation matures, I
plan to go back and make the PHP implementation aware of Mono.

Note: PHP is written in low level C code with a lot of low level system
calls.  The Zend language has its own byte codes.  I don't see it as
practical to rewrite PHP in C#, as that would mean forsaking all the other
targetted environments.

FWIW, that's also why I react to each suggestion that Mono "merely" convert
this Java program or that Java program over to C#.  Essentially, this is
tantamount to forking each project - which in the long run is a very
expensive undertaking.  Perhaps it might make sense in an instance or two,
but not in any wholesale manner.  IMHO.

- Sam Ruby