[Mono-list] Questions mostly about IL asembler

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Thu, 2 Aug 2001 14:36:30 +1000

On 02-Aug-2001, Nick Drochak <ndrochak@gol.com> wrote:
> I am trying to come up to speed on this project and I have a few of questions:
> 1)      When referring to IL byte code files, are we talking about
> human-readable text files with ?.assembly?, ?.entrypoint?, etc. commands
> in them?  Is this what the IL assembler would parse and ?compile? into a
> PE file?  The PE file would contain binary data (just like exe?s and dll?s
> now) that would not be human readable?  Am I understanding this correctly?

Generally I would expect the term "IL byte code" to refer to the binary form of
IL (which gets embedded in the PE file), and would use "IL assembly language"
or "IL assembler" to refer to the human-readable text form.

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