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"
Dasher42
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2007-04-05

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 yorba.org and elementaryos.org.

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.

http://live.gnome.org/Genie

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RE[3]: I'm disappointed
by snorkel1 on Wed 2nd May 2012 03:39 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm disappointed"
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2012-02-25

Check out Lazarus and Free Pascal, very nice.

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