[BiO BB] C# in Bioinformatics?

Blair Jennings blair.jennings at lionbioscience.com
Mon Feb 11 11:52:12 EST 2002

I am sorry but C# is less a proprietary language than Java is. Until Java is
released to a standards body like ECMA it will always be driven by
proprietary concerns (i.e. SUN Microsystems and IBM). At least C# has been
released to a standards body for approval which means everyone has a chance
to say how it should evolve not just the select few that get appointed to a
"Community process group".

Blair Jennings
Software Engineer
Lion bioscience, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: hzi at uol.com.br [mailto:hzi at uol.com.br]
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 10:58 AM
To: bio_bulletin_board at bioinformatics.org
Subject: [BiO BB] C# in Bioinformatics?

Ashwin Sivakumar writes:
 > Hi group,
 > I was wondering if any one has an idea on whether this language C# is
 > being implemented for tool development by any corporate/research
 > centers.Has anyone tested this language with respect to
 > Bioinformatics tool development?
 > regards,
 > Ashwin

Dear Ashwin-

     It is my personal view that a proprietary language such as C#
should not be used for research purposes, since it limits in a
practical sense the applicability of new ideas and methods.
     Besides, from all the reviews I've read, C# is nothing but
Microsoft's atempt to divert attention from JAVA, being a language
with no substantial design inovation.
     Well, we've seen __that__ before...


     synthespian at uol.com.br
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