Boo - a wrist-friendly language for the CLI
Posted May 24, 2007 7:17 UTC (Thu) by flewellyn
Parent article: Boo - a wrist-friendly language for the CLI
I can certainly attest to Boo's usefulness, since I had to write a program to interact with a
proprietary COM+ library through the .NET interop. This library, I might add, was severely
lacking in documentation.
I suppose I could have learned C#, since it's similar to Java, but I would prefer to program in
something that feels like it has learned the lessons of the last 20 years of computer science. Boo
provides that: it's flexible, lightweight, interactive, full of advanced programming features, and
avoids unnecessary bureaucracy. But, since it compiles down to the same CIL as any other .NET
language, it not only can interoperate seamlessly with any .NET or Mono library, but gets the nice
speed boost of the CLR's JIT compiler.
Boo saved the day for me, I tell you.
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