Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Linus Comments
Author Edward Flick
C# though is an open language standard.

Edward Flick

--- Paul Reeves <paul@...> wrote:
> Geoff McInnes wrote:
> [ a chilling scenario of InterBase under C++ in a
> few years time ]
> >
> > The only alternative to C++ or Java that I've
> heard kicked around
> > is Microsoft's rumoured C-Sharp [C#], the
> Java-killer but that's
> > likely another thread.
> >
> It may be another thread, but it will be a short
> lived one. Whatever the
> (de)merits of C, C++ and Java at least they are
> ubiquitous and cross-platform.
> C# will be neither. It will rely entirely upon the
> Windows api. After all, that
> is the whole point. Sun pretty much stopped MS
> mucking around with Java so they
> did a clean room job and re-wrote it themselves.
> It may be a success. With Anders Heilberg involved
> it is certainly going to get
> some serious attention. But I believe it will remain
> a proprietary Microsoft
> product and will thus be a non-starter for a
> cross-platform, open source
> database engine.
> Paul
> --
> Paul Reeves
> Fleet River Software

Edward Flick
Systems Programmer / Database Administrator
CDF, Inc.

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