[Mono-list] Re: Is Objective-C support possible?

Martin Coxall coxall@cream.org
18 Feb 2002 19:58:36 +0000

> I've been trying to avoid this thread, but you keep mentioning this
> almost every post, and it's driving me up the wall: bringing up
> Turing-machine equivalence is a troll.

It's not meant as a troll. It's meant to serve as a reminder of the
ludicrousness of the "Language foo can't be compiled to IL because it
doesn't have feature bar" arguments. I merely wish to reiterate that
they are spurious.

As Miguel pointed out, it's the inherently unsafe nature of ObjC
programs that is likely to be a bar to ObjC.NET, not the fact the CLR
inheritance model doesn't support mixins.