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[2]: C#
by mrstep on Wed 2nd May 2012 02:38 UTC in reply to "RE: C#"
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If that's a Microsoft marketing rep, he'll have an easy time. From language features to the libraries, C# has been much nicer than Java for years. It's easy to see how someone could think that Sun/Oracle sat around doing some butt picking and waiting for open source frameworks to fill in the gaping holes in the platform while (poorly) implementing some language features in not quite as nice ways as C# had already done.

I'm not developing on either at the moment, so take that as an un-beholden opinion. No... fact. Take it as a fact. ;)

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