[Mono-dev] Standard name for mcs

Mark de Bruijn | Dykam kramieb at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 16:32:26 EDT 2010

AFAIK the backwards compatibility breaks are really fixes of wrong behavior
of previous version. And compilers being discontinued, this goes in an
extreme slow pace, I'm pretty sure you will never have an issue with this.

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 10:29 PM, Russell Wallace <russell.wallace at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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
> of?
> > 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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