[Mono-list] Difference between mono and mint ?

HannibAl Bundie hannibalbundie@hotmail.com
Mon, 07 Jun 2004 17:26:34 +0200

Thanks, indeed it helps :-)


>From: A Rafael D Teixeira <rafael.teixeirabr@terra.com.br>
>To: HannibAl Bundie <hannibalbundie@hotmail.com>
>CC: MonoList <mono-list@lists.ximian.com>
>Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Difference between mono and mint ?
>Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 11:03:54 -0300
>On Mon, 2004-06-07 at 06:12, HannibAl Bundie wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm sorry, but I don't understand the difference between the runtimes 
> > and mint. The web page about the Mono runtime on www.go-mono.com doesn't
> > satisfy me.
>Mono is a JIT runtime, what means that as needed it gets the bytecode
>for a method and compiles on first use to machine language for the
>processor the runtime was compiled and must be running on.
>Mint is a interpreter, what means that it just gets the bytecode and
>iterates over it executing routines for the appropriate opcode found.
>Mono gives you the best performance, but must support your hardware
>architecture. Mint is more portable as it is expressed in C and does
>things in the most architecture-independent way possible, but as
>performance is normally very important it is just used as porting helper
>while the archicteture isn't mapped inside Mono (the runtime).
>Hope it helps,
>Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
>Mono Hacker since 16 Jul 2001 - http://www.go-mono.org/
>Mono Brasil Founding Member - http://monobrasil.redesolbrasil.org/
>English Blog: http://monoblog.blogspot.com/
>Brazilian Portuguese Blog: http://monoblog.weblogger.terra.com.br/

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