Why do you think C# isn't popular?

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    Why do you think C# isn't popular?

    Why do you think C# isn't popular? Is it because it's still new? Or because it's not good enough?
    And have you learned C# or not?And are you plannig to?

    I think it's becuase it's still new, I've bought the SAMS teach yourself C# in 21 days, but I didn't finish it because I didn't have time, but I'm interested in it.
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    I've never learned C#, and am not planning to any time soon. But maybe I should. I don't really know what it has to offer over c++. Also I think that it may be that C# just hasn't caught on yet.

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    is it supposed to be like a replacement for c++? because the creators of c++ said it was meant to replace c? so is this a replacement of a replacement?
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    I think that C# is supposed to be a replacement for C++, but I'm not positive. All of the things that I have come across lead me to think this way.

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    AFAIK, C# is Microsoft's response to Sun's Java.
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    C#'s too new to be in wide use already. It's not a replacement for C or C++ - it's meant to be an alternative to Java

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    I looked at some code, it is so identical to java. What I think Microsoft intended was for those programmers who had worked with java to start using C#, since the transition is so easy. I wanted to look at it, I may get around to it, well see.
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    I'm currently being taught Java in my grade 12 programming course, but, from what I've heard, most univerisities up here are switching to teaching C# in their computers courses.
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    If C# is a replacment for Java what's the difference between the two? Also, which one is better. Personally I haven't used either of them. I stick to good old C++.

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    I don't kow about everyone else, but I like C#. The only problem with it is that I don't want to have to distribute the .NET framework along with all of my programs...not to mention it's slow upon its FIRST run. I dunno, I just can't get into the whole .NET thing until it becomes wide-spread.

    Isn't MS putting .NET on all of its post-XP OSes? That'd be neat...then I'd start using C#.

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    i looked into c# before i decided to learn c++. It was too stripped down for my liking, it's like they took C and cut the balls out from under it.
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    put me on the list for people who would like to know more about c#.

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    I agree with all who said that C# was meant to be a replacment of Java, because it's very similar to it.
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    We have had this arguement before on previous threads. I believe look under the C# board. Also,
    C#'s too new to be in wide use already. It's not a replacement for C or C++ - it's meant to be an alternative to Java
    I agree with this


    I'm currently being taught Java in my grade 12 programming course, but, from what I've heard, most univerisities up here are switching to teaching C# in their computers courses.
    This is true. I have seen in the professional literature on more universities looking at switching to C#.
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    What makes you think C# isn't popular ? There is a ton of good C# sites out there. Go out and learn.

    C# is a RAD OOP language. Very nice, very thought through, lacking generics/templates but everything else is just great. DX9 will support the .NET Framework as it seems ;-)
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