[Mono-dev] Suggestion: Mono.Collection really useful
robertj at gmx.net
Sat Sep 30 08:23:12 EDT 2006
Francisco Modesto wrote:
> I'm new with Mono and C#. I come from java world. I think you are doing a
> great job, congratulations! I've to admit that mono (C#) language are more
> powerful than java. Events is one thing I miss in high level languages.
Mono is not C#. See http://mono-project.com/FAQ:_General.
> I did'n understand some things. Why the effort for be 100% compatible with
> Microsoft, if they did'nt want to be compatibles with nothing???
See the FAQ.
> Someone can explain why System.Collection.IList has Item???? A list is not
> an array!!!! Maybe ToArray() method that returns an array?
See the docs of IList "IList represents a collection of objects that can
be individually accessed by index".
.NET doesn't distinguish between random access and sequential lists.
> I miss a lot of classes, specially Collections class. List, Map, Set... I
> think the main power of Java is that you as programmer only have to worrier
> about your own problem, not implementing a lot of common stuff code.
List -> ArrayList
Map -> Hashtable
Set -> Hashtable (or BitArray)
Not to speak about the generics of .NET 2.0 and the C5 framework.
It's a bit late to chime in starting a discussion about collection
design 4 years after .NET has been released. That's usually called
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