[Mono-list] Re: Ask Microsoft: Mono support

Joshua Tauberer tauberer@for.net
Thu, 28 Oct 2004 11:24:54 -0400

Ed Burnette wrote:
> Can you be more specific about why Java is "close [but not] good enough" for a good development platform? I'm not trying to be argumentative, just to understand your position. Another way to put this is, say .Net didn't exist, why would I develop a product today with mono instead of Java, strictly on its own merits?

Almost every aspect of Mono/.NET is Java-like but better.
   P/Invoke vs JNI
   Reflection (Attributes vs. null)
   Value types are actually types
   The class library is (seems?) more complete (e.g. System.Web).
   Extremely easy web integration (mod_mono included, vs. Tomcat, etc.)
   Mono is open source

I mean, come on! :)  But, look, it's not up to the Mono developers to 
justify to the world why everyone should use Mono over something else. 
If you like Mono, you use it.  If not, you use something else, and 
everyone is still happy and life goes on.

- Joshua Tauberer


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