[Mono-dev] [Mono-list] [mono-vb] Visual Basic upgrade.

Gert Driesen gert.driesen at telenet.be
Sat Aug 19 11:07:48 EDT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mono-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Rolf Bjarne
> Sent: donderdag 17 augustus 2006 12:52
> To: Miguel de Icaza; Gert Driesen
> Cc: mono-list at lists.ximian.com; 'Jelmer Vernooij'; mono-
> vb at lists.ximian.com; mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] [mono-vb] [Mono-dev] Visual Basic upgrade.
> Hello,
> The vbnc compiler is currently emitting 2.0 assemblies, and regarding
> the two issues for it to emit 1.0/1.1 assemblies the first one is the
> easiest (the only feature that would have to be disabled is generics,
> VB8 does not support directly nullable types like C# - and if you
> disable generics you'll also disable nullable types since they are also
> generic). The rest of the new features in VB8 are just compiler
> features and are perfectly compatible with 1.0/1.1 assemblies.
> The second issue is that since the compiler can only run on the 2.0
> runtime it can only generate 2.0 assemblies with Reflection.Emit.

Why is this ? What 2.0-only features are you using ?


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