[Gtk-sharp-list] Why does gtk sharp still use mcs (.NET 1.1)
christian.hergert at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 14:39:05 EST 2008
Remember there are a lot of people that don't target the 2.0 runtime
yet. Going to generics would totally alienate them.
On Feb 7, 2008 7:01 AM, Philip Van Hoof <spam at pvanhoof.be> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-02-07 at 15:02 +0100, Anders Rune Jensen wrote:
> > Hi
> > I stumpled into the following issue today:
> > https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=359561
> > So a few questions is in place I guess. Why doesn't gtk sharp use
> > generics? And is there any effort to convert it? Furthermore how much
> > of the code is generated and how much is written by hand?
> pvanhoof at schtrumpf:~/repos/mono/gtk-sharp$ cat */*.custom | wc -l
> pvanhoof at schtrumpf:~/repos/mono/gtk-sharp$
> Note about Generics that few of the GObject code that is being wrapped
> with what Gapi generates, is very 'generic-aware' written imo.
> Something that I would love to see support generics is GtkTreeModel and
> its GetValue method. I'm atm not sure how doable this would be.
> Less related:
> If you want to see a GObject using project that aims at providing a
> higher language that does support generics (or something that looks like
> generics): take a look at Vala. It has a few types that do generics in
> its Gee library (like, it has a Hashtable and a few List types).
> Philip Van Hoof, freelance software developer
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