[fpc-pascal] .NET FAQ

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Oct 4 14:13:47 CEST 2006

On Wed, 4 Oct 2006, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:

> On 10/4/06, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
> > Cut all your text out, I agree with most of if, but I just want to point out
> > that I am not a proponent of a .NET port, far from it. I don't see the use
> > of .NET, or Java for that matter, or any other language that runs in a VM...
> Java is the only thing that runs on many cell phones. It´s impossible
> to port Free Pascal (and thus our pascal softwares) to these platform
> without making a java port.
> So that´s the use of Java. To add support for phones.

Your statement answers the question 
 'what is the use of a Java port of Free Pascal'

My statement is
 'There is no use for a language that runs in a VM, like Java or .NET'

These 2 statements can peacefully coexist.

Java and .NET VMs are an (unfortunate) reality with which we must 
learn to live... But that does not mean we should accept their
existence without critique.


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