[Mono-dev] [PATCH] Remove UnmanagedType_80

Kornél Pál kornelpal at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 5 20:13:03 EDT 2005


There should not be problem about this as we don't use methods that use
ArraySubType in our bootstrap assemblies. This means that if you use old mcs
it will compile it without errors or warnings but will emit bugous (I4
instead of 80) metadata. This is not a problem as the assembiles that are
installed and used to build class status pages are built using the latest
mcs so they will have correct metadata.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Maurer" <bmaurer at ximian.com>
To: "Kornél Pál" <kornelpal at hotmail.com>
Cc: <mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com>
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] [PATCH] Remove UnmanagedType_80

> On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 20:01 +0200, Kornél Pál wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Using (UnmanagedType) 80 was required because there was a bug in mcs; it
>> used I4 as the default ArraySubType instead of 80.
>> This bug was fixed so we no more require Consts.UnmanagedType_80.
>> Is it OK to commit the patch?
> How new of a mcs do you need to compile?
> Many people (buildbot and the rpm build machines being one example)
> always compile mono by using an rpm install of mono-core for 1.1.n-1.
> For example, right now, the buildbot/rpm build machines have mono
> installed. After we release 1.1.9, we will rug up to that
> version.
> This means that mono from svn must be buildable with a mono-core install
> from the latest released version.
> Our build setup would get alot more tricky if we need to depend on
> getting monolites in the build system, so I don't think we would want to
> break this policy.
> Btw, there are a few other hacks like this that could potentially be
> removed under the BOOTSTRAP_WITH_OLDLIB name.
> -- Ben
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