[Mono-dev] Faster

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Fri Mar 25 17:48:43 EDT 2011

Hello Elijah,

> If it's worth anything, changing null checks to NREs would also
> severely cripple Native Client support in Mono.  NREs rely on hardware
> signals if I'm not mistaken, and we don't support that currently (and
> probably not for a long time if ever) in NaCl.  We've actually had to
> rewrite bits of application code that relied on this behavior instead
> of explicit null checks.

Thanks for sharing.

One thing that you guys might be interested in, is Mono's support to
generate explicit checks for null-reference exceptions.   That way you
should not have to rewrite user code or library code.


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