The .NET API patent, mono, and GNOME
Posted Jan 21, 2006 22:32 UTC (Sat) by massimiliano
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Yes, it is, but it is too low level.
If you think of it, each one of Python, Haskell, Scheme (and others) must
implement two things: a compiler and a runtime system.
And their runtimes and compilers are all incompatible (again, try using
some Python classes from Scheme, unchanged: you can't).
In the .NET world, they should just provide a compiler, and bingo, you
have everything you need, and full interoperability.
It is the same goal of Parrot, but based on an open standard and an
already mature platform...
I hope I made my point clearer... libc is OK, but it's not enough
for this kind of goal, you need more, and the .NET ECMA specs provide
just that "more".
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