[Mono-dev] Re: Edit and Continue

Paolo Molaro lupus at ximian.com
Fri Aug 12 10:09:43 EDT 2005

On 08/10/05 David Srbecky wrote:
> Anyone please?

I'm not sure what kind of feedback you'd like on this.

> Regarding the Atsushi Eno's comment about legality of using the 
> Microsoft's metadata format: I do not think it is a problem since:
> 1) The specification is going to be released soon anyway
> 2) We do not really need it anyway - Mono's own format can be used.

Exactly, the format is a non-issue, at least for us which may like
to see the feature working on mono but don't care much about making it
work on the MS runtime.
As I wrote in my earlier reply, the feature requires a large amount of
work. I don't have any cycles to implement it, but as always I can offer
advice for where the jit and runtime may need to be changed.
That said, edit&continue is an advanced debugging feature which would
be useful only after the debugger has basic functionality working.
So I suggest people to either look at improving the debugger first or
working on the needed gdb changes, because a working debugger is a
prerequisite to any E&C feature.


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