[Mono-list] Wheen someone asks about java...
Sun, 15 Jul 2001 14:37:08 -0700 (PDT)
> Why do you suppose there isn't a C compiler for JVM?
Actually, I think it's because there is little demand
for it. People are switching away from C/C++ to Java
because those languages are a management and
maintenance headache in commercial software
> Unless C and C++ can be implemented under JVM,
> there's no way JVM will be considered as an
> alternative VM to CLR.
I think this is a non-issue.
First, if anybody wants C/C++ on Java or .NET, it
is likely for low-level code, and for that
purpose, a convenient native code interface is much
better than an extended bytecode that handles some
subset of C/C++ with considerable overhead.
Second, since Mono is embarking on implementing a new
runtime anyway, nothing stops us from extending the
with bytecodes to handle byte-compiled C/C++.
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