[Mono-bugs] [Bug 77596][Nor] Changed - get rid of global generics caches in metadata.c

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Changed by lupus at ximian.com.


--- shadow/77596	2006-02-20 09:12:57.000000000 -0500
+++ shadow/77596.tmp.23239	2006-02-20 11:56:08.000000000 -0500
@@ -48,6 +48,15 @@
 ------- Additional Comments From vargaz at gmail.com  2006-02-20 09:12 -------
 Also, the generic instances could be cached in the image where the
 definition is. This is needed because we would like to implement 
 unloading of assemblies in the future, so all data related to the
 assembly should be kept with the assembly, and not in global tables.
+------- Additional Comments From lupus at ximian.com  2006-02-20 11:56 -------
+Generic instantiations of generic classes and methods may reference
+classes from multiple assemblies.
+In these cases it's likely better to have a global cache
+and a function that walks it and removes instantiations that reference
+an assembly when it is going to be unloaded.
+Anyway, yes, the generics code is a bit of a mess and needs a big
+audit, both in the interface and the implementation.

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