[Mono-dev] gmcs: 'Type.IsGenericInstance' property

Martin Baulig martin at ximian.com
Wed Dec 7 10:50:02 EST 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 12:04 +0000, george moudry wrote:
> Dear Mono-devel,
> I would like to compile gmcs with Microsoft's DLLs (mscorlib.dll version 
> 2.0).
> (Reason: just downloaded Visual Studio Express, and created a tiny project 
> for gmcs to try both out)
> Compilation fails because gmcs uses a Mono-library-specific property, 
> 'Type.IsGenericInstance'.


this is not supported and will not be supported in any near future.

> Two questions:
> 1) what is 'IsGenericInstance' equivalent to - is it .NET2.0 
> Type.IsGenericTypeDefinition, or is it Type.IsGenericType?
> 2) would gmcs accept a patch to replace IsGenericInstance with .NET2.0 
> properties?

No, I would not accept such a patch since it doesn't fix the problem -
there are a lot more issues.  GMCS only works on the Mono runtime.


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