[Mono-list] Javascript and Mono

Steve Newman steve@snewman.net
Sun, 5 Jan 2003 22:13:50 -0800

At 17:22:11 -0500 1/3/03, Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com> wrote:

>From: Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com>
>To: Jeroen Janssen <japj@xs4all.nl>
>Cc: mono-list@ximian.com
> > >   JavaScript is going to be an important programming language to
> > >support.   A year ago, Steve was working on an implementation of it
> > >called JANET.  JANET compiled Javascript code to C#, and the runs the
> > >resulting code.
> > > 
> > >
> > I was wondering, could this be used to implement Microsoft.JScript?
>That would be the plan (part of the requirements that I mentioned before
>are aimed at this: have a Reflection.Emit backend, make the compiler and
>make the JScript compiler embeddable class)

Agreed, these are clear next steps.  My initial focus was on ECMAScript 3, partly to set an achievable first target, and partly because I couldn't lay my hands on a solid spec for JScript.  But JScript compatability is clearly the real goal.

-- Steve