D - C# version 2.0 Specification released
"Pizaz" <me here.com> writes:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/1/6/81682478-4018-48fe-9e5e-f87a44a f3db9/SpecificationVer2.doc saw the post on slashdot, many of you probably already have too... anyway just an fyi -mj
Oct 25 2003
"Sean L. Palmer" <palmer.sean verizon.net> writes:
My immediate opinion is that D really needs to target IL for .NET. This is going to be a huge boon to C#, it will make it a contender for *the* best language out there for doing business apps and such. D already has templates but this means the IL will actually support all of D. They are going to be putting an awful lot of effort on that backend that other languages can piggy onto "for free" (besides the fact that it makes them dependent on IL). Microsoft still has incentive to build up the backend and will likely put considerable financial effort into this. It also seems the C# guys have been doing their homework as well and at first glance it seems well thought out. But I'm only 2 pages into it so we'll see. ;) Also I bet Sun will have Java with generics Real Soon Now. Maybe they'll crossbreed at some point. D could target their JVM also at that point. If the IL concept really works, they could do amazing optimization as your program runs, and the code that is actually executed would be tuned precisely for that very machine. It could interpret the really high level parts and optimize the hell out of the parts that are taking the most time. This C# might even start drawing the C++ crowd now. M$ can make a backend for that on anything with the horsepower to actually compile something. It's basically what C is to unix. I probably sound preachy. I'm not a Microsoft slut, but occasionally they do things right. Seriously the only 2 things that detracted me from C# were: lack of generics, and speed concerns. And a little bit of wordiness. Well and the fact that it seemed so damn imperative. They're adding all kinds of good stuff though. Sean "Pizaz" <me here.com> wrote in message news:bnf8u2$2705$1 digitaldaemon.com...
f3db9/SpecificationVer2.doc saw the post on slashdot, many of you probably already have too... anyway just an fyi -mj
Oct 26 2003