[Mono-list] code stuff
Miguel de Icaza
20 Jul 2001 15:05:58 -0400
> are there any examples of how PInvoke works? i think i'm going to have to use
> that for the socket api.
You can find a lot of those in the .NET Beta 2 documentation, search
for "Platform Invoke".
> actually, this leads into another question: what about enum values address
> families. in some instances (like wsock2) there's no real gaurantee that an
> AF is going to be the same from system to system (like IrDA). any ideas about
> how to do a system independant mapping?
This is indeed a good question. And to make things worse, systems
like Linux do not even have the same constants across operating
systems: the constants depend on the actual port of Linux (this is a
trick used to simplify emulation of other operating systems, like the
constants in Linux/SPARC mimic SunOS; the constants in Linux/ALpha
match the constants in Tru64 and so on).
So in the long run, we have a number of options:
* The "corlib.dll" would not be able to be cross platform, and
that we might end up having this be compiled/distributed for
* We define our own constants, and we have a per-platform
"constant mapper" built into the runtime (jit/interpreter).
None of those options are really great though. Lets keep thinking