[Mono-bugs] [Bug 75476][Wis] New - Suggestion: Please consider implementing a C++/CLI compiler in mono 2.

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Tue Jul 5 14:10:33 EDT 2005

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Changed by amohr at cs.wisc.edu.


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+Bug#: 75476
+Product: Mono: Compilers
+Version: unspecified
+OS: All
+OS Details: 
+Status: NEW   
+Priority: Wishlist
+Component: Other.
+AssignedTo: mono-bugs at ximian.com                            
+ReportedBy: amohr at cs.wisc.edu               
+QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: Suggestion: Please consider implementing a C++/CLI compiler in mono 2.
+In MSVS.NET 2005, C++/CLI is a great new technology for users who wish to
+take an existing C++ codebase and start extending it with .NET features and
+C++/CLI makes this a natural and easy process compared to other options. 
+Using the /clr:pure flag, all C++ code is compiled to IL.  Native and .NET
+types interoperate naturally and easily.  The performance problems with C++
+interop (boxing and unboxing of arguments) go away, and heavily
+object-oriented C++ interfaces are easy to handle compared with P/Invoke.
+Unfortunately, we cannot take advantage of this using mono until mono has
+support for compiling C++/CLI.  The language is rapidly being standardized
+so it should be possible to start work on this now.
+C++/CLI is the most exciting feature of VS.NET 2005 for us.  It would be
+great to see it in mono 2.

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