[Mono-dev] SPAM-LOW: Re: Problem with compiling using MySQL library

Charlie Poole charlie at nunit.com
Tue Oct 3 12:24:38 EDT 2006

> > The reason I am asking is, that some csproj files generated 
> by VS NET 
> > 2005, contains includes that looks like a generic strongname 
> > specification, which seems a bit weird.
> Perhaps Microsoft added a way to reference assemblies within 
> the GAC so that a 2nd copy isn't necessary?  We were debating 
> adding such functionality to mcs at one point, but chose not 
> to as it would introduce an incompatibility with CSC.EXE 
> command-line arguments.

AFAIK, you still need that "extra" copy of an assembly to reference
when you compile. VS uses info about what's in the GAC to decide
whether to make a copy of it for use at runtime, among other things.


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