Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 21:59 UTC
Mono Project Wow. "One crazy idea that the team had at that dinner was to translate Android's source code to C#. Android would benefit from C# performance features like structures, P/Invoke, real generics and our more mature runtime. [...] We decided it was crazy enough to try. So we started a small skunkworks project with the goal of doing a machine translation of Android from Java to C#. We called this project XobotOS." Most of Android's layouts and controls are now in C#. The small benchmark is stunning, but as much as I admire the work, I'm wondering that this like going from bad to worse - from Oracle's Java to Microsoft's C#.
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RE: I'm disappointed
by theuserbl on Tue 1st May 2012 22:43 UTC in reply to "I'm disappointed"
theuserbl
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The most Android-smartphones have an ARM-CPU. But the last times, there comes some smartphones with x86-CPU.
To run ONE binary on different CPUs, is only possible with VMs (like Dalivik, Java or Mono) or with "universal binaries" (like Apple have done for some time).
The last one blow out the binaries. And if there comes additional CPUs-architectures, the existing programs will not run on it.
So a VM is the only solution!

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