Importance of C# (was Re: IronPython-0.6 is now available!)

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Jul 29 01:53:48 CEST 2004


Ivan Voras wrote:

> Btw. has any serious python-lover tried C#? I was sceptical, it comming 
> from Microsoft, but I'm reading a book about it now ("Programming C#"), 
> and I'm getting really impressed - it could be a very productive 
> language, and speedy also.

In what way do you feel C# is significantly different than Java?

As near as I can figure, those who find Python has significant
advantages for many applications over Java and C++ will likely
feel the same way about C#, only more so.  Isn't it basically
a highly MS-centric remake of Java, but missing the very
cross-platform nature which has served Java (and Python) best?

-Peter



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