From: "kevin lyda" <kevin at suberic.net>
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 11:44:07AM +0100, John P. Looney wrote:
> > You have to admit, that there is little difference between writing a
> > and frontend to GCC, and a complete compiler...bar the fact that you
> > restrict yourself to GCC's API.
>> well, my understanding is that if a backend to a clr was written then
> every language gcc supports would be able to compile to it. and if a
> front end to c# was written it would work on all arches gcc supports.
> so if miguel is going to write a c# compiler from scrath, that probably
> means it will only support x86.
>> the following words spring to mind: tunnel vision, dumb, annoying.
I get the impression from reading the FAQ and press releases that their C#
compiler will compile to Microsoft's CLI bytecode, so hopefully the code
will be available to patch up GCC to do the same.
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