[Mono-dev] .NET Reference source terminology

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Sun Nov 23 18:59:34 UTC 2014

On 23.11.2014 12:57, Martin Thwaites wrote:
> Hi All,
> Has anyone got any idea what FEATURE_PAL is?
> It's a define, and seems to have a lot of comments around IIS, and that if
> it's Enabled, then don't do IIS stuff.  Seems like something that we could
> just add in our stuff to exclude alot of windows specific stuff without
> having to add our own defines?
> e.g.
> https://github.com/Microsoft/referencesource/blob/fa352bbcac7dd189f66546297afaffc98f6a7d15/System.Web/HttpRuntime.cs#L139
> The best explanation I've seen says it's the "Platform Adaptation Layer",
> and is to do with compiling it for other architectures such as ARM.  Seems
> like something that we would want to enable?

There is a "ROTORTODO" comment inside a FEATURE_PAL block:



PAL: Platform Abstraction Layer.

So it probably makes sense to enable (or to look closely at)
FEATURE_PAL when compiling for Mono.


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