[Mono-dev] [Ximian-mono-list] Generics Sharing in the Debugger: Request for breaking the code freeze

Martin Baulig martin at ximian.com
Tue Jul 15 12:10:49 EDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 18:05 +0200, Mark Probst wrote:

> As I already mentioned on #monodev, my preferred solution for 2.0
> would be to disable generic sharing if Mono runs with --debug.  In
> that case the debugger would work fine without any further changes,
> and the users would still benefit from generic sharing when they run
> without --debug.  The only downside to disabling generic sharing is
> that a bit more memory is used, but since this feature is new for 2.0
> anyway, I don't think anybody would mind.

That's also my preferred solution - I am really worried about making
changes now which could potentially destabilize the debugger.  I am also
scared about getting a bug report in 2-3 weeks which will force me to
break compatibility again.

> For 2.1 we should of course implement debugging with generic code sharing.

Yeah, exactly.

As I already said in my last mail, it looks like getting the code done
isn't that much work (I was wrong about that last week), it's just that
it'll need some extensive testing and we may not know what the problems
are before we run into them.

Martin Baulig - martin at novell.com
Novell GmbH, Düsseldorf
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