[Mono-dev] Edit and Continue / Function body rewrite

Kornél Pál kornelpal at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 19:59:59 EDT 2006

Why do you want to extend System.Reflection.Emit when Cecil already can do 
that? As far as I know Cecil can be used with .NET Framework as well so you 
don't even need two different runtimes.

BTW according to your previous messages you don't only want to change IL 
code but you want to modify metadata and string heap as well.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Srbecky" <dsrbecky at gmail.com>
To: "Kornél Pál" <kornelpal at gmail.com>
Cc: <mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 1:53 AM
Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Edit and Continue / Function body rewrite

>> If you want to modify existing assemblies you should use Cecil 
>> (http://www.mono-project.com/Cecil) because it is designed to do this 
>> while System.Reflection.Emit is designed to emit new code and in fact
> I do not want to save the new IL code to assembly, I want to save it to 
> memory to change a running program - but I know how to do that.
> The problem is that I need to somehow *get* the new IL code - do to that I 
> need to use gmcs and System.Reflection.Emit.
>> it have less support for metadata creation than C# requires because 
>> Microsoft is not using it for C# compilation so they didn't reallized 
>> that System.Reflection.Emit lacks a lot of features.
> That's why I have to use Mono's System.Reflection.Emit not Mircosoft's
> David 

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