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, 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[4]: Evil Companies
by fury on Tue 14th Dec 2010 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Evil Companies"
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KDE is the largest user, and most distros default to GNOME.

I think that was argued ad nauseum in the previous comments, with the conclusion being half of the distributions include GNOME and half include KDE.

C++ is "good enough", esp. when you use Qt framework. I don't see huge advantages with using C#; notably, Qt does memory management for you so GC is no biggie. Closures would be nice to have, but we will have them in c++0x.

Whoa, Qt does not do memory management "for you". You still have to delete just like any C++ framework.

Again, developers picking up Qt would increase development more than yet another new language that remains fashionable for a while, without ever growing to commercial relevance.

I have no problem with Qt, but C++ with or without it is no substitute for a true, managed, statically-typed language.

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