[Mono-dev] Standard name for mcs

Mark de Bruijn | Dykam kramieb at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 12:38:49 EDT 2010

Isn't it you deciding what platform your source targets? That is also the
decision of compiler. Once you get to use eg C#4 features, you want dmcs to
be the compiler.

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 6:37 PM, Russell Wallace
<russell.wallace at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm trying to distribute a C# program in both binary and source form
> so that the user can optionally recompile it.
> According to http://www.mono-project.com/CSharp_Compiler
> "You have to pick one of:
> mcs: compiler to target 1.1 runtime (to be deprecated with Mono 2.8).
> gmcs: compiler to target the 2.0 runtime.
> smcs: compiler to target the 2.1 runtime, to build Moonlight applications.
> dmcs: Starting with Mono 2.6 this command is the C# 4.0 compiler, and
> references the 4.0 runtime."
> And indeed on my Ubuntu 10.04 VM, 'gmcs' works but 'mcs' gives an
> error message. (dmcs would be nice to have, presumably it just hasn't
> made it through the pipeline yet -- the Ubuntu version of Mono is
> 2.4.4 -- which is fair enough.)
> The problem I'm trying to solve is how to write a reliable makefile. I
> can have the makefile call gmcs, but then presumably this will start
> failing as soon as dmcs becomes the standard version.
> Would it be possible to define a command to run whatever the
> latest/currently installed C# compiler is? It seems to me that command
> should be mcs, but it doesn't really matter what it is, as long as it
> works reliably on all systems.
> _______________________________________________
> Mono-devel-list mailing list
> Mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/mono-devel-list
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-devel-list/attachments/20100627/daa2c82b/attachment.html 

More information about the Mono-devel-list mailing list