[Mono-list] When someone asks about java...

Tom tom7ca@yahoo.com
Sat, 14 Jul 2001 23:23:19 -0700 (PDT)

> [lots of things that are nice about the CLR]

I agree: the CLR has some nice features that the
JVM doesn't have.  And I think that's also true
for C# vs. Java.  OTOH, I don't believe any of
those niceties are of immediate relevance to the
goal of making Gnome desktop applications easier
to build (if that is the goal).

> But if we had
> a free software implementation of the CLR, we could
> fix those problems.

Well, if you start tinkering with the CLR, why
not start with an existing, working JVM and tinker
with it?  You could either come up with an "extended
Java" that's fully backwards compatible, or you could 
make the JVM support CLR.

In fact, the more I think about it, the more likely
it seems to me that future runtimes will simply
accept both JVM and CLR bytecodes.  I also think
most vendors will just use their existing Java 
runtimes as starting points and modify them to handle


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