[Mono-list] someone, please clear out that patents issue

Thong (Tum) Nguyen tum@veridicus.com
Fri, 14 Feb 2003 03:20:04 +1300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
> admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Gaurav Vaish
> Sent: Friday, 14 February 2003 3:11 a.m.
> To: J. Perkins; mono-list@ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] someone, please clear out that patents issue
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J. Perkins" <jason@379.com>
> To: <mono-list@ximian.com>
> Cc: "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel@ximian.com>
> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 18:12
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] someone, please clear out that patents issue
> > responding to the petty remarks directed at him. Mono is
> > a remarkable project...I will never go back to C++!
>     Guess what... I wrote over 20KLoC in Java in 2-1/2 months 2 yrs
> and
> forgot Java just after that - swore that I'll never write in Java
> it's a matter of life and death.

Oh I dunno.  Java has changed A WHOLE LOT in 2.5 years :-).

>     I have written over 30KLoC in C# (Mono, CSMail etc) during last
> yrs, and love it. Infact, I loved it just after I used delegated and
> attributes (and pointers).

Yeah.  I love C#.  Attributes (IMO) are the best language feature that
MS has come up with -- ever.  

I miss anonymous inner classes from Java (it's a pain having to write a
class level method for every one line event handler).  I'm waiting for
anonymous method support in V2... :-).

I also miss the Java's massive API collection.  We'll have to wait and
see what kind of APIs C# will have in 2 years.