[Mono-dev] [Patch] gmcs considers bla<T> and bla{T} as illegal in a cref

Andreas Färber andreas.faerber at web.de
Sun May 17 04:57:34 EDT 2009

Am 16.05.2009 um 22:33 schrieb Eberhard Beilharz:

> gmcs gives warning CS1584 if you have an XML comment referencing a
> generic type like cref="Bla<T>" or cref="Bla{T}". Those two variants
> work with Microsoft's csc. The only variant that makes gmcs happy is
> cref="T:Bla`1" which gives a warning with Microsoft's csc (it used  
> to be
> the way to do it with older versions of csc).

cref="Bla<T>" is invalid XML and shouldn't be encouraged imo.
To be valid, that would need to be written as cref="Bla&lt;T&gt;". How  
does csc handle that variant?

The cref="Bla{T}" part of the patch looks okay and would seem to fix  
the reported bug already, no?


> Would someone please review and commit my patch attached to bug  
> #480862
> (<https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=480862>) which treats
> Bla<T> and Bla{T} as being equal to T:Bla`1 in a cref.
> Thanks,
>    Eberhard Beilharz
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