[Mono-dev] A bit of reflection?

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 06:31:37 EST 2007

Generating stubs are off-limits, AFAIK. Our utility just compares two
assemblies, and gives results for differences only in the public API
what I think is fine.


On 2/14/07, Curious Committer <curious at loskon.webd.pl> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have noticed that the mono class status pages are generated with data acquired
> from MS.Net framework through reflection. I am wondering if exercising the same
> method to generate stubs for missing classes would be a violation of the
> committing rules?
>     *  If you have looked at Microsoft's implementation of .NET or their shared
> source code, you will not be able to contribute to Mono.
>     * In general, be careful when you are implementing free software and you
> have access to proprietary code. We need to make sure that we are not using
> someone else's copyrighted code accidentally.
>     * Do not use the ildasm or equivalent tools program to disassemble
> proprietary code when you are planning to reimplement a class for Mono. If
> you have done this, we will not be able to use your code.
>     * Please stick to published documentation for implementing any classes;when
> in doubt, post to the mailing list and discuss the possible approaches with
> others.
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Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
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