Siverlight Javascript Compiler Written in VB.NET

Siverlight Javascript Compiler Written in VB.NET

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Paul posted an interesting tid-bit of news yesterday if you missed it, yes it's true, the JavaScript compiler they wrote for Silverlight 1.1 is written in Visual Basic! Score for the home team! :-)

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  • If they want the Silverlight Javascript Compiler to go faster, they should automatically convert it to C#.  There is a good VB.Net to C# Converter here: www.vbconversions.net

  • Hi Dave,

    I don't think you understand the point here. First off, C# could not be used here because it lacks dynamic support that VB has. And second, there is no speed difference between VB and C# as it compiles down to the same IL.

    -B

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