this is bunk. c# may be a great language now (i have no idea) but at the time, it was well understood to be a clone response to the threat of java to microsoft
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Joking aside, in the early 00s, Microsoft wanted a productive and safe framework for writing Windows
applications, which included interfacing with com and oLe ... things. This framework was named the
“NET Framework”3. They could have written this framework in C, but this would have forced all
applications to be written in C, which would be directly contrary to the goal of productivity and safety.
At first, they tried working around the issues with C, but it didn’t take long before they realised that
working around the issues with C would be much harder than simply creating an entire new language
with a runtime and everything.
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