[Mono-dev] Deprecating some Mono commands, Cecil mono-api-info

Jonathan Pobst monkey at jpobst.com
Mon Mar 3 12:34:24 EST 2008

Right, it is more condensed because it is missing the rest of the 
information.  :)

For your example, it is missing the attributes on the parameters.  Both 
files should be exactly the same.


Alan McGovern wrote:
> Well, if you look at the output you'll see that the cecil one is 
> considerably more condensed and readable than the SRE one, so that could 
> easily explain the filesize difference.  For example, the 'ClearProps(in 
> System.Byte&, in System.UInt32, in System.Guid&, in System.Int32)' 
> method is  7 lines in the cecil version but  about 24 lines in the SRE 
> version.
> Alan.
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 5:06 PM, Jonathan Pobst <monkey at jpobst.com 
> <mailto:monkey at jpobst.com>> wrote:
>      >     Additionally, I believe that the Cecil-based mono-api-info is a
>      > better implementation than the SRE-based implementation.   And am
>      > wondering if we should just replace our current implementation
>     with the
>      > version living in cecil (this would also eliminate mono-api-info and
>      > mono-api-info2).
>     I just tried running both versions on 2.0's Accessibility.dll.  The SRE
>     one is 122k, the Cecil one is 55k.  So I don't think the Cecil one is
>     ready yet for primetime.
>     SRE: http://jpobst.com/Accessibility.xml
>     Cecil: http://jpobst.com/Accessibility.Cecil.xml
>     Jonathan
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