jmdrake_98 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 28 17:36:59 CEST 2006
--- Alan Freed <AlFreed at ohio.net> wrote:
> So, the advantage of Zonnon is that you are able to
> modules written in any other languages, where there
> compilers that compile down to the CLR. There are
> a dozen or so such languages right now, and will
> likely be
> many more in the near future - Zonnon amongst them.
Well, considering the fact that there's a Component
Pascal .NET compiler, that doesn't represent much of
an advantage for Zonnon. When Zonnon's predecessor
"Lightning Oberon" came out, it was the only
.NET Wirthian language. I guess the question for
me (and others) is what do the language changes
from Lightning Oberon to Zonnon buy you irrespective
of the .NET part?
Another hypothetical question. From what I gather
Zonnon supports a version of "Active Objects"
similair to Active Oberon. Is it possible to
write a program that compiles under Zonnon and
BlueBottle? That would be interesting.
John M. Drake
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