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: or dart...
by Priest on Wed 2nd May 2012 04:03 UTC in reply to "or dart..."
Priest
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2006-05-12

Dart doesn't have anywhere near the API library needed, isn't powerful enough, and doesn't have the established user base of other languages.

It isn't even mature enough to be listed on: http://code.google.com/edu/languages/index.html

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