[Mono-devel-list] csc build and SecurityPermissionAttributeproblem on cygwin

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Tue Feb 24 10:13:16 EST 2004


> I don't quite understand why we cant just work around the *problem*,
>  not just hide it by using mcs. If we cant build corlib with csc, we
>  are loosing a major source of testing for MCS.
> Remember, Microsoft builds their corlib with csc. So there is no reason
>  we cant build our with their csc.
> Not having csc able to compile corlib could lead to problems in another
>  area. For example, when Martin adds generics, we will use some if that
>  stuff in the Generics corlib. If there is a design problem or major
>  breakage that requires that we compile on the v2 csc, we need to be
>  able to do that.
> Also, remember alot of mcs bugs are caught because people patching the
>  classlibs on Linux do something illegal that MCS does not catch.

Feel free to find a solution.

Some data points: I remember that some time ago, I was told by Brad
that compiling that security attribute required special support in the
compiler.  I honestly have no idea what that means, but that is what he said.


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