Is C# compatible with VEX V5, and if not, is there a way to convert it to be compatible? Thank you!
Java, on the other hand, would be amazing. I would love to see that become available to use with V5 or even develop that myself if I get some support.
Why not try it? If you do a little research, it isn’t terribly difficult to get any language that can compile to a binary for armv7a-none-eabi and link to the pros kernel to work. I actually made the language Rust work on v5 a while back. Java might be trickier, though, since it compiles to JVM byte code rather than to machine code. You would either need to find a way to compile that into a v5 binary, or create a java virtual machine that runs on the brain. I’m not sure which is the easier option, but I’d go with option b since with a I have no idea how you would link that with v5rt. Wikipedia has a list of open source jvms you could give this a try with. JamVM looks like a good candidate; its written in C and is designed to be pretty compact.
I don’t have enough knowledge of computers to even know how to start. If you would be willing to, I’d love PM me with a brief overview of some of the concepts that I need to understand to do something like this. My knowledge of programming and computers is at a very high level and I’m not sure how to go about learning more. Anyways, let’s continue this conversation in a separate thread or in a PM to keep this thread on track.
The main issue (or one of them at least) is that the various kernels aren’t posix compliant. I imagine that’s the minimum bar that the c# virtual machine expects. We’ve done some work towards this for the pthreads part here for pros. That’s only one part of the spec though.