# Tuesday, 02 July 2002
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J# released

Yesterday, Microsoft released J#. When I first looked at it yesterday, I was happy to find that they fixed the huge flaw that existed in beta 2. In the final version they have made java.lang.Object and java.lang.String aliases for System.Object and System.String. So they no longer require a "VerifierFix" to convert System.Object references to java.lang.Object references. Even so, they've decided to remove the AllowPartiallyUntrustedCallers attribute from the J# runtime libraries.

Unfortunately, the rest of the story isn't so positive. In only an hour of trying to compile my Java code, I already encountered three bugs in the compiler and one in the runtime. So I remain very sceptical about the quality of this product.

Tuesday, 02 July 2002 11:34:38 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [1]
Tuesday, 02 July 2002 08:05:35 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)

and to think that the entire J# product was developed in Microsoft, Hyderabad, India (my home country). i am starting to feel concerned if Indians have started slipping
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