Justin Mason wrote:
>> Well, well... it turns out that C#, the new language announced by MS, is
> basically, more or less, Java reimplemented.
>> here's the details from http://tinker.editthispage.com/ :
>> The big joke of the day: C# IS indeed Java with a few extensions, and is
> not C++. First, let's see the official denial:
>> "Initial reports indicate the new language, a hybrid of C and C++ called
> C# (pronounced cee-sharp), behaves much like Java, Sun Microsystems'
> technology for cross-platform development. But Microsoft (stock: MSFT)
> executives insist C# does nothing of the kind. "It's very different from
> Java," said David Lazar, a product manager at Microsoft, Redmond, Wash.
> " - Microsoft's Web Language Due Next Week
Well yes and no. D-Flat (musically equivalent) does have some
to Java and it is heavily rumoured that it is the "cool" project. But
if you look at the initial language specification you will notice
it is missing a number of things before it can compete with Java, the
two biggest being platform independence and a security model.
It is closer to being a combination of C++ and VB.
Mark Fallon E-mail : Mark.Fallon at oracle.com
Senior Software Engineer Phone : +353-1-8033207
Global Product Engineering Fax : +353-1-8033221
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