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]: Bad to worse?
by henderson101 on Wed 2nd May 2012 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Bad to worse?"
henderson101
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They also make use of C# language features not covered by the ECMA standard, like generics, for example.


Factually incorrect. Generics *are* covered in the current EMCA spec. I wish people would *actually* look at the current specs instead of regurgitating half truths!

http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-334.h...

http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-335.h...

In fact, the CLR spec is now on the 5th edition!!!

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