Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:27 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project For the most time, I've been firmly in the largest camp when it comes to the Mono debate - the 'I don't care'-camp. With patent lawsuits being hotter than Lady Gaga right now, that changed. For good reason, so it seems; while firmly in the 'ZOMG-MICROSOFT-IS-T3H-EVILL!1!!ONE!'-camp, The-Source.com investigated the five most popular Mono applications, and the conclusion is clear: all of them implement a lot of namespaces which are not covered by Microsoft's community promise thing.
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RE: Evil Companies
by f0dder on Mon 13th Dec 2010 20:32 UTC in reply to "Evil Companies"
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Good points, but do we have any guarantee it's not part of an embrace/extend/extinguish strategy? Or that, if it really isn't and MS's intentions are (currently) noble, that they won't come around later because it makes sense businesswise?

I do C#/.NET development on Windows, and I like the platform - and really wouldn't mind being able to use C# on other platforms, too. But I don't feel that it's entirely safe to do so... but it's not like I trust Java any more, after Oracle got into the picture.

Maybe the only real alternative for a modern/fast/efficient/open/OO language is D.
Which seems to be a pretty nifty language, but it's relatively small compared to C# and Java... guarantees about it not going away, performance being good enough, compiler/stdlib bugs being fixed timely, availability etc?

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