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Re: .NET CLR? was no subject
Eric Kidd writes:
> On Wed, 2002-03-06 at 11:10, Ken Anderson wrote:
> > 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.
> The javalobby page is of uncertain accuracy at best.
The JavaLobby page is written from contemptible motives and should
probably be ignored. As a member of JavaLobby, I got a Feb. 27 email
about .NET containing the following text:
> .Net has officially launched, and Microsoft has begun a $200,000,000
> advertising campaign to market it. Make no mistake, this massive
> campaign is aimed at persuading your peers and managers to choose
> .Net instead of Java. It is aimed squarely at you, your job, and the
> technology platform in which you have invested time and energy to
> become an expert. You probably have something to lose, and you may
> even have a lot to lose.
This is unbelievably self-centered and shortsighted; it is simply an
exhortation to resist technological change because it would obsolete
There are good reasons to oppose .NET, Microsoft's pending arsenal of
patents among them, but Luddism is not a good reason.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
Techno addiction. More expensive than crack, keeps you up longer than
coke, makes you fatter than pot, but hey... it's legal.
-- Tim Byars <email@example.com>