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   Re: [xml-dev] ECMA Standardizes C#

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On Friday 11 January 2002 12:04 pm, Mike Champion wrote:
> I detect a certain tone of irony here <grin> but don't really know
> much about ECMA 262.  Does it not provide a reasonable basis for
> interoperbility (at the language level, not API level) across
> browsers?  Or is the fact that I stay as far away as possible from
> the dark corners of the language showing here?

The language isn't bad actually. I use Rhino in quite a few projects, 
for example.

The point really is that to a large degree, the *language* is 
irrelevant. It is the API platform that counts.

C# is a language alternative to Java (and a pretty good one too), and 
the .Net and other framework classes are an alternative to the 
standard Java API's.

FWIW. I think Sun has done a good job with Java overall, even though I 
wish they'd let go too. Perhaps they learned their lesson in the POSIX 


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