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

Thomas F. Burdick tfb@OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Sun, 20 Jan 2002 13:58:32 -0800

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#)?

Well, there are more languages in the world than C++ and C#.  There's
a list of some languages that work with .NET at
For example, SmallScript (a SmallTalk dialect) can create and consume
.NET components.  If you insist on using C++, then MicroSoft is your
only option for now.  But if you have a problem with that, don't use C++.

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