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Re: [DotGNU]I'm leaving

From: Rhys Weatherley
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]I'm leaving
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 08:01:44 +1000
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On Thursday 25 September 2003 03:08 am, Peter Minten wrote:
> Hi folks,
> just wanted to say that I'm leaving DotGNU. SilverScheme and FSEDU
> activities are eating up my time and I also realised that DotGNU has taken
> a course which is quite different from mine.

I'm sorry to hear that.

> On the subject of differing courses. I'm an opponent of the single bytecode
> idea as implemented in IL and no longer wish to be part of a project which
> uses this bytecode as the standard to which all other languages/bytecodes
> are subordinate.

Multi-language and multi-bytecode is part of DotGNU's mission.  But, with a 
shortage of volunteers, it is difficult to reach out beyond IL.  There's only 
so much I can do in any given day so it is up to others to pick up the ball.

Having said that, a unifying structure for DotGNU is going to be important.  
It is difficult to have cross-language API's that integrate closely with each 
other if none of the languages are runtime-compatible.  We'd end up with a 
lot of little sub-DotGNU's, which share nothing between them, and which 
cannot leverage each other's work.

I welcome suggestions (and code!) for how we can better support multiple 
languages and bytecode systems.



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