[Mono-dev] Cecil Design Concerns
sebastien.pouliot at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 21:42:56 EDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 18:27 -0700, sidarok wrote:
> Sebastien Pouliot-2 wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 17:23 -0700, sidarok wrote:
> >> And one addition, the library is not written in a testability in mind
> >> perspective. I'd like to see comments on this.
> > Cecil itself is not easy to test and there are very few unit tests right
> > now (contributions are welcomed :-). However it's easy to test at higher
> > levels. E.g. I remember JB round-tripping mono assemblies (reading +
> > writing) and running mono's unit tests on them.
> > Speaking of JB, he is on vacations this week - so it may take a while to
> > get your "official" answers. In the mean time you may want to check, or
> > subscribe to, the google group's archive .
> > Sebastien
> >  http://groups.google.com/group/mono-cecil?hl=en
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> Thank you very much Sebastien. Can you point me to those tests somehow ?
some are here:
but I don't recall where I put mine for OpCodes... so there could be
> am ready to contribute in every aspect - I mailed jb and never received a
> reply, so your post explains why :)
> I searched the posts but found no luck. I am trying to write an engine that
> will make retrieving plain text code easier on top of CECIL,
Well you can't exactly "retrieve" it - unless you have debugging symbols
pointing to the original (and available) source file ;-) so I guess you
want to decompile assemblies into C# (or another language) ?
> and since my
> reflection provider is CECIL and the library itsself is a reflection,
> although I was able to seperate some Concerns I wasn't successful in
> Abstracting or Mocking out CECIL because of these concerns.
> Do you, or anybody know any sort of library or function that exists to make
> my life easier ?
That should help:
I know JB has plans to update it but I don't recall the timeline for
> Or do I need to write a translation engine on top of
> existing CIL intructions within scopes ?
Yes, you will need some custom, language specific, code to regenerate
source code that match, without being identical, the original source
> Thanks a lot.
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