ZDNet: Microsoft and open source?!
Jul 28, 2000, 23:06 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephan Somogyi)
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"So imagine my surprise when I recently discovered that
Microsoft is apparently contemplating (nota bene: there is no
announcement or commitment, just consideration) making available an
open-source reference implementation of its recently-announced C#
(pronounced "C sharp") language as well as CLI (Common Language
Infrastructure), the language-independent bytecode interpreter that
works similarly to a Java VM."
"All this and more can be found in the minutes of a meeting held
two weeks ago in Orlando as part of ECMA's previously obscure TC39
"If CLI becomes an ECMA standard, this could provide a very
interesting toolset for software developers on multiple platforms
who want to take advantage of the strengths of multiple languages.
And if C# and CLI are successful as a combo, they could put a
pretty serious crimp in Java's future."
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