[Mono-dev] [PATCH] Implement support for compiled regular expressions in profile 1.x

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 13:44:30 EDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> > On the iPhone using the 1.0 profile is extremely important to cut
> > down on the dll size for mscorlib and friends. Mono already has a big
> > payload when using fullAOT and using 2.0 would make it worse. At the
> > same time we would like to get features like SGEN GC and other
> > optimizations on the iPhone.
> > So from our perspective, we would really like to have you keep
> > supporting the 1.0 profile in mono.
> I am actually wondering about this.
> The sizes of the mscorlib assemblies are as follows:
> 1.0             2.0M
> 2.0             2.5M
> Silverlight     2.1M
> It seems that you guys could move to the Silverlight profile and not
> increase your footprint very much.   And since you guys are also using
> the linker you would not be carrying a lot of extra cruft that you do
> not need.
> It would be useful for me to understand what reasons might prevent you
> from adopting the Silverlight profile.
> And in your case, it seems that you guys want to stick to 2.4 and the
> 1.0 profile would continue to be supported there.

Not counting that stripping the runtime itself from generics support would
be a pretty hard task
with very little gain both in binary and working-set memory size. OTOH,
there are are some
easy tasks to reduce general memory footprint or to provide for a
low-footprint mono.
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