[Mono-list] PInvoke Conventions

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Sat, 4 Aug 2001 16:02:32 +1000

On 28-Jul-2001, Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com> wrote:
> > The trick is coming up with a *standard* way of doing
> > this black magic.  I fear that if the "C wrapper" crowd
> > wins this war, then the resulting C# library will only work
> > with Mono's VM and the rest of us will have to start
> > from scratch.
> I have to disagree with the conclussion Rhys.

Yes.  In short, the resulting library should work on any Posix-compliant
platform, with any VM that supports the ECMA-specified "PInvoke" mechanism.

(Posix compliance here means the existance of a C compiler and Posix
libraries, so that you can build the wrapper library.)

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