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Dan Wolden

Joined: Mar 21, 2001
Posts: 5
Where can I get info from, besides Microsoft, about how similar J# is to Java?
Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

Do you mean C#?
Check out C# Station -- don't know how good it is -- it was the first non-Microsoft site I found doing this Google Search
Dan Wolden

Joined: Mar 21, 2001
Posts: 5
No, I meant J#. That is supposed to be Microsoft's answer to Java. This is a quote from their site: "Microsoft Visual J#� .NET is a development tool for Java-language developers who want to build applications and services on the Microsoft .NET Framework." Does anyone else know anything about it?
Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
My understanding is that J# is intended to be a bridge for any poor fools who are still trying to develop Java applications using J++ (Microsoft's mutant Java version which was frozen around 1.1.8 due to the lawsuit). J++ apps can be converted to J# apps, which in turn fit into the .NET framework. And unlike J++, J# doesn't claim to be Java, so MS can do whatever they want with it.
[ June 10, 2002: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

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