Re: C# for java

"Stefano Lanzavecchia" <>
20 Apr 2003 16:57:41 -0400

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From: "Stefano Lanzavecchia" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 20 Apr 2003 16:57:41 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 03-04-059
Keywords: C#, Java
Posted-Date: 20 Apr 2003 16:57:41 EDT

> Has anyone heard of a C# compiler that would generate code for java
> (for the JVM)? C# is such a nicer language than Java, it seems like a
> natural path for this (leverage java's library and stay away from
> Microsoft's patents on the .NET platform...).

As far as I know there are at least a couple of features of the C# language,
for which the JVM doesn't have support: value types and argument passing "by
This doesn't mean that one cannot cleverly implement them on top of the JVM
(I am no expert here), but performance might suffer.
For a project heading in exactly the opposite direction, that is, turn java
bytecode into Microsoft IL bytecode on-the-fly, have a look at

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