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

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 18:58:56 +1100

On 15-Feb-2002, Martin Coxall <coxall@cream.org> wrote:
> ... since Objective C and IL are both
> Turing-complete, one must be reducible to the other. It's simply a
> matter of efficiency.

Not quite -- it's a matter of efficiency *and interoperability*.
If complex mappings are needed to implement features which are not directly
supported by the target system, this can harm language interoperability,
as well as harming efficiency.

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