Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jul 2009 08:51 UTC, submitted by PLan
Mono Project We've already seen some heavy discussion on Mono and C# here on OSNews the past few weeks, as it became clear the patent situation regarding the ECMA parts of Mono was anything but faith inspiring. This issue seems to be resolved now: Microsoft has made a legally binding promise not to sue anyone who uses or distributes implementations of said ECMA standards. Following this news, Mono will be split in two; the ECMA standard parts, and the rest.
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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 7th Jul 2009 17:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Just as there is no value in C, C++ or any other language without the stack that sits on the top, be it win32 in the world,


I completely disagree with that statement. Having used C & C++ on Classic Mac OS, MSDOS, Linux, Windows, BeOS, and in embedded systems, there is most defiantly some value in having the same language constructs independent of what ever libraries you also have available. That doesn't make every program written for any of the platforms perfectly portable, but it does meant that a sizable part of your skill set is. And from the looks of it, the CLI & C# language specification contains most of the stack you would use ( with the exception of winforms and ado.net).

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