[opensource-dev] Client-side scripting in Snowglobe

Lawson English lenglish5 at cox.net
Fri Feb 19 10:40:43 PST 2010

Ron Festa wrote:
> To be honest the arguments I've been seeing about not using MONO seem 
> to be forgetting something. There are multiple languages that can be 
> compiled/interpreted in MONO with the appropriate addon, not just C#. 
> Just to name a few we have Python, Boo (which resembles Python and 
> seems to come with MONO now), Lua, Java, JavaScript, VisualBasic.NET, 
> Pascal, PHP, and with the work LL has done to the server we now have 
> LSL. With MONO you have options both in the language choice and what 
> OS it can run on. The generated code (whether compiled or interpreted) 
> should be compatible with LL's server sided script engine and should 
> be compatible with OpenSIM.
There's more to a language then just the syntax. CLR-based Smalltalk is 
NOT real smalltalk, for example.

There's no way except perhaps via F# to get something approaching 
smalltalk programming out of a CLR-based system.


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