Visual Basic in Mono: VBNC is Self Hosting!

Rolf has just commited the patch to make VBNC self-hosting, the goal that he was aiming for as part of the Google Summer of Code.

VBNC is Rolf's Visual Basic 8 compiler written in Visual Basic 8, the one that we are using to replace Mono's current mbas compiler.

From his patch:

	2006-08-19  Rolf Bjarne Kvinge 
		* Bugfixes: The compiler can now bootstrap itself!!!


Congratulations Rolf!

In other news, the new VB runtime has been checked into SVN, in the module `mono-basic', this runtime is also written in VB8 unlike our previous attempt which was built on C#.

Rolf's compiler is able to build this new runtime as well.

The details of the new upgrade in Basic handling in Mono are here.

Posted on 19 Aug 2006 by Miguel de Icaza
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