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Will someday all the application on microsoft platform become .NET only?

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Will someday all the application on microsoft platform become .NET only?
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Of course, this is a matter of opinion, but I think you'll see more and more
things go to .NET, but there are a number of technologies that would be
ruined by converting them, e.g., Visual FoxPro. For literally EVERYTHING to
go to .NET, would require a huge undertaking that I doubt could be
realistically done in less than "many years" and just wouldn't justify the
cost.

And eventually, someday, something better will come along and people will be
wondering if "superwidget" will be backward compatible with .NET.

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Will someday all the application on microsoft platform become .NET only?


No.
Jul 21 '05 #3

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No.


Could you please give some reason? Thanks
Jul 21 '05 #4

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Microsoft is likely to develop many of their new applications in .NET and
managed code.
However, the kernel itself is not managed code, and the millions of lines of
Office code will take a while before they come out in entirely managed code.

Also, it doesn't make sense for key internal components, like the XML
parser, or the SQL evaluation engine, to be done in managed code, although
I'm sure some folks would disagree.

Then again, if Biztalk server can be done in .NET, then darn near anything
can, so there's no guarantee. Who knows what's going on in the product
teams of Microsoft!

Will every existing app be rewritten in .NET? No. Wouldn't make economic
sense.

Will .NET last forever as the last real innovation in languages on the
Microsoft platform?
no way.

That means, someday, something new will come along, and we will all be
talking about millions of lines of "legacy" .NET code... :-)

(I've been doing this for 24 years. From experience: The train never
stops.)

--- Nick

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