[Mono-list] C++ to CIL compilers?

Dick Porter dick@ximian.com
20 Jan 2002 21:02:35 +0000

On Sun, 2002-01-20 at 21:02, Felix Breuer wrote:
> Hello!
> Are there any C++ to CIL compilers _except_ Visual C++? 
> The idea of making component programming and reuse language independent
> is IMO the best thing about .NET/Mono. But I hardly found any compiler
> apart from MS's development suites targeting the CIL. As only a C#
> compiler is planed as part of the Mono Project and as the GCC Project
> does apparently not plan to add a CIL backend, do I have to invest a
> substantial sum of money (that I don't have) in a set MS compilers to
> start using Mono (using a language other than C#)?

You basically have 3 choices:

1) Use the free Mono with c#
2) Pay for visual c++
3) Write a c++ frontend for Mono

There is already an effort to write a VB.net Mono frontend, so the
compiler infrastructure for multiple parsers should be there already.

- Dick