[Mono-dev] [PATCH] Managed Marshal.Copy implemantations
kornelpal at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 09:50:01 EDT 2008
> From: "Paolo Molaro" <lupus at ximian.com>
> There are two issues.
> First that is related to a different change that the rest of the patch:
> it's better to do things incrementally instead of conflating multiple
> things into the same changeset.
> Second, GetElementSize () is not the right interface for use inside
> Buffer. Buffer only applies for a subset of the arrays (basic types and
> maybe valuetypes of basic types only, I didn't check all the allowed
> cases). So you'd need at least another icall that says if the Copy
> operations are allowed on the array. It's better to have a single icall
> that does it all, returning 0 for the cases where the copy is not
> allowed. In that case the name GetElementSize would be wrong.
OK, I see the problem. Would it be reasonable to expose internal runtime
structures to managed code so that it could read internal array properties
rather than relying on internal calls?
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