[Mono-devel-list] Suggestion for mcs

Ben Maurer bmaurer at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Mar 16 16:48:24 EST 2004

You can still access them via reflection.

-- Ben

On Tue, 2004-03-16 at 16:20, Andreas Nahr wrote:
> Hi,
> today I stumbled about a simple 'problem'.
> If you compile an assembly all constants have to be inlined by the
> compiler (AFAIR this is even a spec requirement).
> After this step constants which are internal or private should not be
> referable from outside of the assembly. So shouldn't it be possible to
> entirely remove them?
> Would probably not boost speed but save some bytes of memory in the
> IL-file (perhaps we even gain a tiny little bit of speed because of
> the smaller assemblies).
> At least it would be nice to have a compiler switch to do this. IMHO
> this would be quite useful for some programs that prevent magic
> numbers by using e.g. consts at the top of a class file (this,
> however, isn't really true for most parts of mono)
> Andreas

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