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Anyone use J# .Net?
I'm working on a small java project and am loathing the IDE's I've tried so far. I'd really like to try J# dotnet so I can use the dotnet IDE, but I don't want to if the syntax isn't going to be compatible.
This isn't a direct answer to your question but take a look at Gel at http://www.gexperts.com - you might like it.
You will run into problems if you write your Java App with J# and later try to run it on a "pure" Java (e.g. Sun's) VM. J# is not fully compatible to Sun's Java.
J# is NOT java. J# is a syntactically compatible .NET language with a compiler for the CLR. That is to say that when you write code in J# you'll be using the Microsoft .NET libraries (System.*) and not the java API (java.*). When you compile your code you will get Microsoft Intermediate Language code and not Java byte-code. The compiled MSIL code will only run on Microsoft's Common Language Runtime (not java Virtual Machines). So you could use J# for its text highlighting abilities (because J# is syntactically the same as java) but beyond that J# is completely outside of the Java world.
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