[Mono-dev] Fw: [Mono-patches] r106776 - in trunk/mcs/class/System.Configuration: System.Configuration Test/System.Configuration

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Tue Jul 1 05:17:22 EDT 2008


Kornél Pál wrote:
> Hi,
> I know from my own experience that if two of us have a debate about 
> something it's quite easy to take it personally but the other people 
> just don't interfere because they know that this isn't really about 
> personal insults.

It is not really the case (and hence your post look totally off topic).

> Anyway the problem that appears time to time is whether we should be 
> 100% MS.NET compatible or should produce software that is superior to 
> MS.NET even at the cost of incompatibility.
> Compatibility means functional compatibility not just implementing what 
> is documented. And I think that this is what Gert tried to do.

You didn't read relevant document this time. It is *me* who fixed
the code to match the documentation.

> On the other hand - as I see - you defend that Mono is independent 
> software that should function correctly.
> This latter point of view would be the best choice but Microsoft usually 
> closes their bugs as "this is by design" or "we don't want to change 
> this in the near future" so even if we correct bugs MS.NET will remain 
> incompatible.

No. I agree there are some weird managers who reject fixing any bugs,
but for others they have fair mind and glad to fix their bugs unlike
you guess.

Atsushi Eno

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