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From ru...@us.ibm.com
Subject RE: C# (was: aspectJ (was Re: [PATCH] build events))
Date Wed, 28 Jun 2000 19:57:30 GMT


Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> C# is the most incredibly obvious Java-clone in existance. They
> claim it was invented only with experience from C/C++ but do
> you believe that?

To be quite honest, I do.  By and large, what I see in C# is C++ with COM
built inside instead of as add-ons with programming conventions, explicit
calls and runtime.  That's coming from someone who has written his share of
C/C++, COM, and Java programs.

That being said, the more interesting saga is the one where Sun first
flirted and the rebuffed standards bodies.  This set the stage for
Microsoft's current move - submitting the proposal to ECMA.

Microsoft has long preached language neutrality.  Sun has preached platform
neutrality.  They both are right.

- Sam Ruby



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