[Mono-dev] Environment.GetFolderPath() behaviour inconsistent with .NET

Miguel de Icaza miguel at xamarin.com
Thu Aug 18 15:46:24 EDT 2011


I was wondering if there was any movement on these bugs? I noticed all of
> the
> bugs have been mostly untouched since being reported. Is the plan just to
> be
> inconsistent with Silverlight on OSX?

Mono existed before Silverlight for OSX existed, and unlike Silverlight for
OSX, it has no limitations on which folders you can access, so we believe
that we should keep compatibility with existing Mono users on Mac, as
opposed to keeping *some* limited compatibility with people trying to move
their code from Silverlight/OSX to MacOS.

The reality is that if you are moving your code form Silverlight/OSX to Mono
on OSX, you will have to do a significant amount of work in redoing your UI
logic anyways, so you might as well just do this change as part of the
process.   The advantage for us is that we do not break existing code that
predates Silverlight.

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