[Mono-list] where do i start...

Garrett Rooney rooneg@electricjellyfish.net
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 16:04:46 -0400

On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 02:57:32PM -0500, Anoop Aryal wrote:
> i must have missed something because i can't seem to figure out where to 
> go from here... i downloaded the tarballs at go-mono.com. i compiled it. 
> i have a few executables here and there but i cannot seem to make heads 
> or tails of them. is there a working CLR? some web pages seem to 
> insinuate that there is somewhat of a working CLR while i've seen it 
> under TODO someplace else. could someone help me understand the 
> tool-chain? i have been poking around to figure things out on my own but 
> i'm making very slow progress. i also feel that i could contribute. 
> (especially since i've been torn between languages, c++/python/java 
> etc... and this is going to be 'code for sore fingers'). using the tools 
> with no-options (or with --help just spits out a very brief message.) 
> i'm going to spend the better half of today going thru the source code 
> itself if all else fails to see what each executable does. but some 
> pointers would be of great help..

At this point, the toolchain is largely nonexistent.  The runtime is in the
prototype stage, and the GC is still being researched.  The compiler is pretty
far along, but you can only run it on windows, as it is written in c#, so it
depends on the runtime.  The class library is coming along, but again, you
pretty much have to develop on windows, as that's the only place you can get a
compiler and runtime for the moment.


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