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[3]: C#
by tylerdurden on Wed 2nd May 2012 03:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: C#"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

The thing is just because Oracle are being a bunch of douches, it does not meant that Microsoft are the "good guys" by a long shot.

Just like any other mega corporation Microsoft are very very very aggressive when it comes to defend their patents, copyrights, trademarks, and even APIs.


There are no "white knights" when it comes to organizations whose only reason to exist is to turn a profit.

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RE[4]: C#
by Drumhellar on Fri 4th May 2012 17:58 in reply to "RE[3]: C#"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

The thing is just because Oracle are being a bunch of douches, it does not meant that Microsoft are the "good guys" by a long shot.

Just like any other mega corporation Microsoft are very very very aggressive when it comes to defend their patents, copyrights, trademarks, and even APIs.


There are no "white knights" when it comes to organizations whose only reason to exist is to turn a profit.


And, this has what to do with C#? He wasn't defending Microsoft; he was defending C#.

You understand that there is a difference, right?

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