[Mono-list] C# & AIX Compatibility!!
21 Jul 2003 20:45:50 -0700
On Tue, 2003-07-22 at 14:57, Simon Kitching wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 00:35, Jonathan Pryor wrote:
> > Which leaves (*gasp*) the option of rewriting the code in C++. Or,
> > trying to convince your client to use Linux on Intel hardware, instead
> > of AIX.
> > As far as the "rewrite in C++" route goes, I'm not aware of any article=
> > or websites that suggest how to go about this. I wouldn't think it
> > particularly difficult, however, unless heavy use of System.Reflection
> > or the runtime infrastructure is used (e.g. AppDomains, loading
> > Assemblies at runtime, use of System.Object.GetType(), etc.). I am not
> > aware of any C++ equivalent for the runtime infrastructure.
> It may well be easier to port a C# application to Java than to C++.
> While the surface syntax of C# is closer to c++ than java, the
> underlying language concepts are very similar to java. In particular,
> the fact that java also has garbage-collection will likely save a lot of
> grief for you.
Since there is already some preliminary support for ppc, wouldn't it
take less effort to port mono to aix then create a C#->C++ or C#->Java
system? Just my $0.02.
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