[Mono-devel-list] Building gmcs with C# Express Beta

Martin Baulig martin at ximian.com
Thu Jan 27 16:06:14 EST 2005

On Thu, 2005-01-27 at 21:31 +0100, Kamil Skalski wrote:
> Dnia czwartek, 27 stycznia 2005 20:37, Sudarshan Gaikaiwari napisał:
> >
> > Please let me know how I should try to compile gmcs  using Visual
> > Studio 05 or C# Express
> I wouldn't expect gmcs to be usable on MS.NET runtime, as their 
> System.Reflection.Emit with regards to generics is broken a lot:
> http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/productfeedback/viewfeedback.aspx?feedbackid=d507aff5-b1e3-49b4-8178-065a00d2f15e
> So even if those methods used by gmcs, which are not present in official .NET 
> APIs are workarounded, the chances for compiling generics code are low.


I already replied to him in private email that it'd be very difficult to
make gmcs usable on .NET and that it could take very long.

What you describe is exactly the reason for this.  I also don't think
it'd make any sense to spend any effort in this direction until the APIs
in .NET 2.0 are stable, documented and won't change anymore.


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