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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by stabbyjones on Wed 2nd May 2012 00:08 UTC
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I'll never use the mono-runtime on my computers pretty much out of spite so the last thing I want is to have it on my phone.

XobotOS, like most things the mono team do is advertising to get more people using C#. They're like a guerilla marketing group of programmers trying to get you hooked on .Net.

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