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    JScript.NET and C# knowledge


    It seems not a lot of people here really know much about C# and Dot Net in general. As is shown by the lack of an exclusive .NET forum!

    ASP.NET is not .NET.
    C# is not .NET.

    What I would like to know is what stage Jscript.NET is at. Has it been abandoned as a side path or has all the hype over C# and .NET left JScript.NET unnoticed by the world?

    Does anybody know where I can find the official microsoft version of what Jscript.NET is today. I have found various articles on the MSDN but none that explicitly define JScript.NET.

    for those of you who think Jscript only belongs in a web browser here is a taste of what I'm talking about

    Hello.js
    Code:
    //Copy this line in a file Hello.js 
    //Compile it as jsc /exe Hello.js to produce Hello.exe 
    
    print("Hello From Jscript Exe");
    If you can compile C# you should be able to compile this.
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    I'm not sure what you mean by ASP.NET is not .NET and C# is not .NET. But anyway...
    JScript .NET is the next generation of an implementation by Microsoft of the ECMA 262 language. Combining the feature set of previous versions of JScript with the best features of class-based languages, JScript .NET includes the best of both worlds. Improvements in JScript .NET which is being developed in conjunction with ECMAScript Edition 4 include true compiled code, typed and typeless variables, late- and early-binding, classes (with inheritance, function overloading, property accessors, and more), packages, cross-language support, and full access to the .NET Framework.
    Quoted from the .NET documentation. It's not integrated in the development environment, and I would submit that it's been written to bait JScript savy developers into trying .NET (kind of like a crack dealer offering a freebee). Once they try it, they'll be tempted to try C#, a more robust language that's better integrated into the environment.

    Then, if everything's gone according to plan, the former JScripter is hooked on C# and is converted to a Microsoftie. Three years later his wife has left him, he's lost his home and car, and he's in rehab. Better stick w/ JScript...
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    Yes I guess C# is ASP.NET.

    Some people can rant sometimes

    What I meant is that We should be careful about bluring the line between langauge/operatingsystem/platform/standard library etc.

    .NET is essentially an less platform indemendant interpreted byte code and runtime environment. Even though the primary langauge there is a compiler for is C# doesn't mean much for it on technical grounds.

    I'll start counting my three for my wife leaving me today.

    Does anybody know where I can find documentation for my first shot.

    I don't care much for their integrated enviroment, I just want to do a technical comparison of language features
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