[Mono-dev] Using Mono.Cecil as a System.Reflection.Emit replacement

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 09:11:16 EDT 2008

Hi Jeroen,

I'll talk with Marek Safar about trying your SRE wrappers for cecil.
Right now cecil has some known mssing features that must be ironed out
before it can properly replace SRE.


On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 1:24 AM, Jeroen Frijters <jeroen at sumatra.nl> wrote:

> Hi Rodrigo,
> I've updated http://www.frijters.net/ikvm-cecil.zip with the latest
> changes I did. The ikvmc patch is against a somewhat older version of ikvm
> cvs than current so it probably won't apply cleanly, but the changes are
> trivial.
> Note that I only changed System.Reflection.Emit to use Cecil (to limit the
> amount of work and to see if it could be done without having to modify lots
> of code).
> The quality level of my Cecil.Reflection.Emit code is definitely
> "prototype". I only implemented whatever was necessary to get ikvmc to run
> and I didn't do any testing (other than running ikvmc and verifying the
> resulting assembly).
> I actually recommend against trying to reproduce my ikvmc results, because
> building ikvm is a pain (unless you have previously built ikvm from source).
> Given my experience, I think it would be easier to simply try this same
> approach with mcs.
> Regards,
> Jeroen
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