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Sorry for the useless message. I had trouble frazing my question and it
was late, my brain was frized,... So, i'll try again.
I've been trying to formulate an opinion about Java vs C#. I started with
http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gte855q/CsharpVsJava.html which is fairly
The differences seem mostly annoying, though two things seemed interesting:
T1: Multilanguage support through the Common Language Runtime (CLR).
http://research.microsoft.com/~emeijer/Papers/MondrianDDJ.pdf about the
functional language Mondrian shows a nice example where a C# program
invokes an iterator which is really a Mondrian infinite list. So, i can
imagine using Mondrian to do parsing for a C# program - Cool!
However, http://www.javalobby.org/clr.html suggests that a language, say L,
becomes L#, a hybrid langauge, with C# warts or performance
limitations. The article even quotes David Simmons about Smallscript.
C# code can contain attributes that become metadata that can be used by the
runtime system. For an aspect oriented example see:
So the questions are: Is CLR a good thing from a language implementation
point of view, ie, are you better off than implementing a language in Java,
say? From a programmers point of view, does programming in multiple
languages with a common runtime help? Would you program in multiple languages?
How good is this metadata idea?
At 04:05 AM 3/6/2002, Vladimir G Ivanovic wrote:
>"KA" == Ken Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> tests the waters with an empty
>Yes, the list itself is alive, but the members are dormant ;-)
>Last I remember, Matthias was going to post something or other.
>Vladimir G. Ivanovic http://leonora.org/~vladimir
>2770 Cowper St. email@example.com
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>"MF" == Matthias Felleisen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> MF> That's not how I would have explained the difference. Consider this.
> MF> Here is how you define the-current-continuation:
> MF> (define (the-current-continuation) (call/cc (lambda (x) x)))
> MF> Now implement call/cc. Hint: The solution is in one of my early papers,
> MF> including calculations. Hint-: It's not in the on-line biblio we just
> MF> saw. So don't peek :-)
> MF> More tomorrow -- Matthias
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