Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by gonzo
.NET (dotGNU too) "One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them. Today I'm excited to announce that we'll be providing this with the .NET 3.5 and VS 2008 release later this year. We'll begin by offering the source code (with source file comments included) for the .NET Base Class Libraries, ASP.NET, Windows Forms, ADO.NET, XML, and WPF. We'll then be adding more libraries in the months ahead (including WCF, Workflow, and LINQ). The source code will be released under the Microsoft Reference License."
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by TemporalBeing on Mon 8th Oct 2007 19:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: holly..."
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.Net is not any better than Java except in that it is tied to a single platform (Windows) and can therefore make certain optimizations that are otherwise not available.

It is a lot easier to design something for a single platform/API/processor than it is to try to do what Java does.

.Net has a bit better performance as a result, but it lacks the ability to move stuff between systems - yes, even with Mono which will never be as complete as Microsoft's .Net implementation is. So your comment is quite a bit off the ball.

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