[Mono-dev] Standard name for mcs

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 16:29:44 EDT 2010

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 9:22 PM, Mark de Bruijn | Dykam
<kramieb at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem is that not all version of C# are completely backwards
> compatible themselves.

I was under the impression Microsoft were being very careful about
maintaining backward compatibility in both the language and the
library. If that fails, it's basically going to be a choice between
going back to Java (which I'd rather not do) or back to C++ (which I'd
really rather not do). What backward compatibility bugs do you know

> And for some reason I am still missing the point.
> Mono going to 4.0 just means dmcs is available.

Well, as of 2.4.4, gmcs is available but now mcs is _not_ available in
the standard distribution. I infer from that, that once dmcs becomes
available, gmcs will likewise stop being available in the standard
distribution. Is that not the case? I.e. is there going to be a change
of policy in this regard? If so, that would be an adequate solution.

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