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]: I'm disappointed
by Dasher42 on Wed 2nd May 2012 03:18 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm disappointed"
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Two people in their spare time - maybe five years ago. It's now a leading language for developing GTK and Gnome applications, and the language behind the applications made by and

One of the most fascinating things about it is that it has a syntactic front end for a language almost as elegant and concise as Python that compiles down to machine code, no VM, and has performance and memory footprints near C's.

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