[Mono-list] Running mcs under Windows 98

Isofarro isofarro@uklinux.net
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 12:41:41 +0100

So far I've managed to get the mcs-0.7 compiler up and running after
installing both CygWin and .net beta 2 under Windows 98. (I'm a web
developer rather than a code writer).

I've documented the steps I took here:
http://www.iso.estep.co.uk/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Mono/Compiling , which includes
setting the SYSTEMROOT enviromental variable to c/windows

So I ran the HelloWorld.exe through both the mcs and csc, with the following
file sizes:
HelloWorld.cs csc.exe = 3072 bytes
HelloWorld.cs mcs.exe = 2048 bytes

I wouldn't have thought there would be a difference in size for such a small
program - what causes this? Is it because mono is more efficient, or because
mono doesn't have "full functionality" yet?

Well done thus far guys.