[Mono-list] Making a ruby.net compiler

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU
Fri, 9 May 2003 14:46:02 +1000

On 08-May-2003, Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com> wrote:
> But if you want bits to flag types, you might as well just use those
> bits and pointers and deal with those in the same way a traditional
> computer would.

Doing that would lose verifiability, garbage collection, and conformance
to the CLS.  So you'd be discarding most of the advantages of the .NET CLR.

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