• Re: .NET platform - Not q

    From art@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Wed Feb 2 17:23:00 2011
    Hi Nightfox,

    This confuses me a bit. Why make a technology to allow software to potentially run on multiple platforms but only implement it for one major OS I can see how Microsoft is financially interested in developing .NET only fo Windows, so that makes me wonder why Microsoft bothered with the concept at all.

    I think that they are looking at it from the other angle--that is, to build a platform that developers can use multiple languages to compile the same way via the CLR. Things like Iron Ruby and Iron Python come to mind.

    By the way, check out boo (http://boo.codehaus.org), it kind of blurs the areas between mono and MS C#. I have compiled the same code on an old sparc x64 as on a quad core windows machine... neat stuff can be done with the CLR.

    I'd love to see Microsoft bring their CLR to Linux, I prefer it to mono. However I can understand how that's not their normal stomping grounds, and how they prefer one platform which they can control + understand from OS to the library layer.

    Kind regards,
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to art on Fri Feb 4 17:38:00 2011
    Re: Re: .NET platform - Not quite as promised?
    By: art to Nightfox on Wed Feb 02 2011 17:23:10

    I think that they are looking at it from the other angle--that is, to build platform that developers can use multiple languages to compile the same way the CLR. Things like Iron Ruby and Iron Python come to mind.

    I suppose that might be true.. I seem to remember Microsoft marketing it similar to Java though - a common platform to allow the same software to run on different operating systems.

    By the way, check out boo (http://boo.codehaus.org), it kind of blurs the ar between mono and MS C#. I have compiled the same code on an old sparc x64 as a quad core windows machine... neat stuff can be done with the CLR.

    That looks interesting.. I agree, it's cool what can be done with the CLR.

    I'd love to see Microsoft bring their CLR to Linux, I prefer it to mono.

    I agree.

    However I can understand how that's not their normal stomping grounds, and h they prefer one platform which they can control + understand from OS to the library layer.

    I am a little nervous about Microsoft making plans to prevent the Mono project from contnuing. I remember reading that a while ago, but I'm not sure if it is true.

    Microsoft has been developing software for other platforms - They currently make MS Office for Mac, and they have made Internet Explorer for Mac too, but they stopped when Apple released Safari. I suppose they may prefer not to spend the money on developing a .NET runtime for Mac.

    Nightfox

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