[Mono-list] Re: Mono CVS: mcs gvaish
Sat, 01 Dec 2001 14:10:49 +1000
Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > Could you choose a name other than "Mono" for these
> > classes? There are other projects that may be interested
> > in using pieces of your library, and it will be strange
> > (to say the least) to have "Mono" scattered throughout
> > their code. It will get even stranger if, for some reason,
> > you decide to rename the project in the future.
> It really does not matter that the name is Mono, that is the point of an
> internal class.
It does matter to me. I don't believe you are giving enough
thought to making the code generic across implementations.
Naming things based on your own implementation enforces
a mode of thinking where no other project matters. This will
quickly lead to "Oh, just make a PInvoke call to monoblah.so
to get the implementation". This isn't reusable.
Since Portable.NET is the "designated other project", this
bugs me. I'd like to reuse some of the upper-level Mono
libraries, but not if I have to rewrite them to remove
It's not a technical thing. It's a mindset thing. I only ask
that you think about the needs of other projects, especially
in the upper layers.