nALFS programming details

David Barron David.Barron at sas.com
Tue Aug 10 09:02:57 PDT 2004


Well that didn't come out as well as I hoped.
Why not use the real thing, Java I mean. 

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> Instead of using a poor reflection of Java, why not use the 
> same thing?   
> 
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> > [mailto:alfs-discuss-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org] On 
> Behalf Of Jamie 
> > Bennett
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 10:59 AM
> > To: 'ALFS Discussion and Development List'
> > Subject: RE: nALFS programming details
> > 
> > Kevin P. Fleming wrote on 10 August 2004 15:23
> > > Jamie Bennett wrote:
> > > 
> > >> If were talking other object-orientated languages then
> > what about C#?
> > I've
> > >> been playing about with it on another project (dashboard)
> > but is it
> > >> too
> > much
> > >> to have a dependancy on such a non-standard language? (mono).
> > > 
> > > I like C# quite a bit, it's the nicest language I've used for 
> > > developing Windows apps.
> > > 
> > > If there was an open-source compiler that could compile to native 
> > > code, for all the major CPU architectures, I wouldn't rule it out.
> > > However, I don't think we want to mandate having to install
> > mono on a
> > > build host just to run nALFS2, that would be quite a burden
> > (although
> > > mono's runtime could be smaller than I'm expecting, I've
> > not looked at it).
> > 
> > Thats a real shame because the more I use it the more I 
> like it. I've 
> > looked at the network/socket programming bit for the first 
> time today 
> > and within an hour I had a client/server program 
> communicating nicely.
> > 
> > I've read somewhere on the net that a minimal mono runtime is ~2mb 
> > mark but I haven't found out any more evidence of this yet. It seem 
> > like such a good tool for the job.
> > 
> > 	--	Jamie
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