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Re: Common Language Runtime
I don't think Microsoft's muscle is going to be a problem. I doubt that gcc
would target the entire CLR as that it provides an abstract interface to
operating system type calls (io, security, etc), internet downloading, etc.
If Microsoft does create a CLR implementation on unix, sure they would
charge for it. However, there is no need to touch their implementation with
a 10 foot pole. However, I think instead, an effor should be focused on:
- within GCC building executables which are entirely CLR unmanaged code.
- build a just in time (or on install) compiler for target machines.
Both these could easily be open sourced, and neither extremely difficult.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Prince" <email@example.com>
To: "Doug Ransom" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2001 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: Common Language Runtime
> How could there be such a thing as an ECMA instruction set? Maybe a
> system in accordance with Microsoft's submission of CLR to ECMA. They
> claim they have someone working on supporting this on linux, and they
> will use all their muscle to prevent it from going free software, not
> that many free software advocates would touch it with a 10 foot pole.
> Besides, various types of free software licenses require distribution of
> source code, whihc is far more useful than a CLR executable.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Ransom" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2001 5:06 PM
> Subject: Common Language Runtime
> > Is there any interest in supporting the ECMA instruction set?
> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/net/ecma/default.asp
> > I think it would be real cool to build ECMA executables, even if the
> > aspect of the common language runtim (aka Microsoft Commone Language
> > runtime). gcc produced executables would target gnu/linux interfaces
> > normal rathar than the Microsoft Common Langauge Runtime), and some
> sort of
> > jit would be required. This would really simplify the distribution of
> > binaries.
> > On my computer I would only need to install the jit in native code.
> > gnu binaries could be retrieved in ecma format.
> > I don't think MS would be too pleased with the application, but it
> would be
> > cool.