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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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B.3. The Mono Development Languages

Similar to the Microsoft's CLR distribution, Mono ships with a number of managed compilers:

  • mcs: The Mono C# compiler

  • vbnc: The Mono Visual Basic .NET compiler

  • booc: The Mono Boo language compiler

  • ilasm: The Mono CIL compilers

While this appendix focuses only on the C# compilers, you should keep in mind that the Mono project does ship with a Visual Basic compiler. While this tool is currently under development, the intended goal is to bring the world of human-readable keywords (e.g., Inherits, MustOverride, and Implements) to the world of Unix/Linux and Mac OS X (see www.mono-project.com/Visual_Basic for more details).

Boo is an object-oriented, statically typed programming language for the CLI that sports a ...

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