Stop comparing Mono with Java -let's think about how to make Java integrate better with Linux
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 09, 2008 10:14 AM
There are some nice aspects of the CLR architecture, such as its language neutrality. but the .NET API is a thin wrapper around the Windows OS; the semantics of the filesystem, of the execution of other programs, the graphics -all windows. And WCF is a misguided approach to distributed computing, given that REST is gaining so much momentum.
So why not leave Mono alone, take the best ideas of the CLR: cross language datatypes and the P/Invoke operation, and get them into Java, so we can use it to write tightly integrated Linux code. That would give us a way forward that is in OSS control, instead of trailing MS and trying to emulate the whole of Win32