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hello world not an application

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on April 26, 2006 10:23 PM
I have to agree with another comment that Hello World is not a good example of an application. The Hello World application is by definition the most simplistic application you can write in a programming language.
Real world applications deal with GUI interfaces, database connectivity, web connectivity, file systems, etc.

<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.Net on windows uses windows.form<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.Net framework to draw the gui. This is not mature on Mono. Programmers on Mono typically use the Gtk# framework for gui's (obviously not supported on MS<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.Net). The reason is the windows.forms framework for Mono is neither fully implemented and is ugly as heck.

Console applications with limited OS interaction work great between OS's. Complex<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.Net applications have a ways to go.


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