The .NET API patent, mono, and GNOME
Posted Jan 25, 2006 6:54 UTC (Wed) by massimiliano
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How can we expect people working on *different languages* to produce compatible runtime code, without that code eventually sucking?
Fairly easy: the people interested in the languages do not
produce the runtime code, they use the exisitng one (with clear
specifications by ECMA and ISO) and produce only a compiler for
Less work for language people, and less mess for everybody else.
And BTW, their compiler does not need to be ported to any CPU
architecture, it is the runtime that provides the JIT compiler
(and also an AOT one if you want it).
Hopefully, we (runtime people) will provide a runtime that does
not suck ;-)
At least this is the .NET vision of things (which, incidentally,
is in practice also the Parrot one, even if IMHO .NET and Mono
are more mature now).
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