[Mono-dev] What would you like to see in Mono?

Tomi Valkeinen tomba at bat.org
Wed Mar 29 05:02:56 EST 2006

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> Hey,
>     What would be the top feature you would like to see in Mono?
>     Think of a feature that is not something we are currently working
> on (we know about those), for example avoid saying: a class-is-missing
> feature or "IDE" or "the debugger".  We know about those.
> Miguel.


- Optimizations for embedded use. Currently the Java for ARM I've been 
using is faster than Mono, especially startup time is very much 
faster with Java.

- Continuations and microthreads. This is actually something that I've 
been hacking together, and I even managed to get something running. 
Continuations with native code and microthreads and scheduler with C#.

- More support for dynamic languages. Perhaps there's an unsafe way (read: 
you have to know what you are doing) to unload types. Or perhaps a 
modified mcs could generate code for dynamic methods. Or something else I 
haven't thought about =).

Of course the latter two mentioned things break CLI-standard compliance...


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