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: C#
by tidux on Wed 2nd May 2012 02:15 UTC in reply to "C#"
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2011-08-13

I think people are forgetting it's only the Windows API hooks in Mono that are a legal gray area. Maybe they're worried that MS patented some stuff in WP7 that could bite a C# phone OS in the ass?

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