[Mono-list] Phalanger on Mono

Ligesh myself at ligesh.com
Thu Aug 3 02:15:17 EDT 2006

On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 11:28:33PM +0900, Atsushi Eno wrote:
> Pedro Sobota wrote:
> >> No matter how Phalanger is important for you, it is just one of
> >> applications from the point of a managed runtime's view. (...) If you want Phalanger on Mono and there are missing bits, we'd welcome your patches to fix the issues (it happens with related to many applications such as Nemerle and Boo).
> > Is it just me or this sounds like "it's not important for Mono, if it is 
> > for you, you're on your own".
> Of course Phalanger is not important enough for Mono to support
> OFFICIALLY. There is nothing you can feel odd.

 No no.. That's not a correct attitude, especially since Phalanger is not just 'another application'. Having Phalanger would be very advantageous for Mono, since it is actually the most mature non-microsoft compiler I know of. PHP is the simplest and most popular language out there for web, and I am still not able to understand how you can dismiss it offhand. Or you mean you have no interest in reaching the millions of php developers out there? You are primarily a platform vendor, and your focus is developers. With phalanger you get a ready made team of millions of skilled and semi-skilled php coders, and even the people who are new to web, and whose first language of choice is PHP. I mean, I am totally at a loss as to how to make sense of your attitude.

 From my discussion with Phalanger people, I did realize that their primary focus was the Windows platform, but they were ready to co-operate in any effort to make it work on Mono--at least they were not dismissive of Mono like you are of Phalanger.

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