[Mono-list] Javascript and Mono

Andrew Stopford Astopford@beta.dabs.com
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 12:55:20 -0000


I would be interested in helping out on this, who else would like to
help out?

Steve did mention that he has list of to-do's for the compiler, if your
about Steve can you let me know what they are?

I would also be interested in hearing all your thoughts on the compiler,
possible features etc.



-----Original Message-----
From: Miguel de Icaza [mailto:miguel@ximian.com] 
Sent: 29 December 2002 17:57
To: mono-list@ximian.com
Subject: [Mono-list] Javascript and Mono


   JavaScript is going to be an important programming language to
support.   A year ago, Steve was working on an implementation of it
called JANET.  JANET compiled Javascript code to C#, and the runs the
resulting code.

   He is unable to continue this work at this point, but has written a
lot of code, I have included his e-mail and his current snapshot of the
code to this message, hoping that someone might be interested in
completing this compiler.

   I would like to see this compiler use Reflection.Emit to generate
code because it would allow us to use it as an embeddable scripting
engine, and would allow us to implement "eval".  In fact, Rachel's
MonoLOGO compiler has moved into this direction as well: the compiler is
part of the supporting runtime for the language.