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   Re: [very personal analysis] .com, .net and .org

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  • From: Andrew n marshall <amarshal@zig.usc.edu>
  • To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 07:11:45 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> Now that Microsoft has announced C#, the Java killer app already
> submitted to the ECMA, Sun will probably have to open source Java.

Why do people keep comparing C# to Java?  It only replaces Java in one
very limited context, and that is as a COM binder.  Since Sun killed MS's
use of Java via their lawsuit, MS needed a new language to replace it.

C# does not even begin to compete with Java it's biggest areas:
  C# is not cross platform. It is compiles to .exe, not byte code.  That
kills any applet hopes C# may have.
  C# is not a server plugin technology.  Modern servers require threading
that C# does not provide.

The announcement of C# does nothing to affect Sun.


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