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Can a native C# compiler by microsoft change the standards?


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#1 sankrant   Members   -  Reputation: 121

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:45 AM

C# is used in Indie game development, and for tooling at AAA game studios.

By this Job posting http://www.compilerjobs.com/db/jobs_view.php?editid1=648 it is rumoured, that microsoft is planning a same native compiler backend for both C++ and C#.....

IF this news comes out to be true, then can C# replace C++ as the AAA game industry standard???

Or, is this job post talking about something else?

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#2 TheChubu   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3698

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

I'm guessing... C# to C++ "compiler" and then to machine code.

Or maybe, everything to CLI and then to machine code.

Edited by TheChubu, 29 November 2012 - 07:50 AM.

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#3 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

I think this might be reading too much into that job posting. I think it's more about optimizing both C++ and C# to work on new processors rather than optimizing C++ and C# to compile to similar formats.

#4 ApochPiQ   Moderators   -  Reputation: 14260

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

I see nothing in that job posting that suggests anyone is trying to make C++ and C# use the same compiler backend. Frankly, the post explicitly says that they're interested in adding technology like autovectorization to the JIT compiler in the .Net framework.

This should be pretty obvious if you read through the full posting, including the requirements and description of the role.

#5 Shannon Barber   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1355

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

Essentially, C# already compiles to native code.
You can even force it to happen ahead of time by calling 'ngen'.

Edited by Shannon Barber, 29 November 2012 - 11:36 PM.

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