[Mono-devel-list] GAC and third party libraries: post Beta planning.

Gert Kello gert.kello at mail.ee
Thu May 13 02:36:30 EDT 2004

> How difficult would it be to add a /link switch to gacutil that does a
> symlink in the gac instead of a copy of the assembly?  If we had this,
> it would be possible to install assemblies into a prefix and link to the
> installed assemblies from the GAC. 

I think this is not a good idea. If the installed assembly gets replaced
later by new version, the GAC would have link to the wrong assembly.

As far as I know, the purpose of GAC is provide fail-safe way to use
exactly the same version at runtime as was the version at the compile
time. (that's why it includes the version number (and key) as a part of
file path)

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