[Mono-dev] addins to mcs?

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Fri Nov 18 15:34:47 EST 2005


> I was wondering if it would be possible to develop "plug&play" addins
> to mcs?
> My ideia to make it possible to developer to extent mcs to their
> needs, an example would be to make mcs to translate a SQL query to a
> "object" model...

You might want to look at what the fine folks at DB4O have done.  They
basically use a decompiler that turns a compiled delegate at runtime
into an expression tree.

Rodrigo (from Bamboo) is doing some work on Cecil to be able to
decompile any method back into an statement/expression tree of this
kind, and it requires no compiler modifications.

See the Db4O web site for more details and papers describing this

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