[Mono-list] MCS namespaces/Driving MCS in-memory

Bob Smith bob@thestuff.net
Mon, 17 Sep 2001 13:59:15 -0400 (EDT)

SharpDevelop and any other front end, as well as ASP.NET would need to be
modified if you didnt stick to the way Microsoft did theirs. I would try
to keep it as similar as posible to the api used by SharpDevelop.

On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, A Rafael D Teixeira wrote:

> >From: Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com>
> >Ok, I have integrated all of your patches Rafael, they are now in the
> >CVS.  I like your namespace solution, I might rename the rest of MCS
> >to use Mono.Languages.CSharp later.
> >
> >Miguel.
> In truth I hope to have most of CIR namespace renamed Mono.Languages and
> just have the CSharp's parser and tokenizer living in Mono.Languages.CSharp.
> In another front: I've made a first deconstruction/reconstrution effort of
> the driving code (driver.cs), initially to achieve the multiple-languages
> parsing.
> Then I tried to refactor it into a MultiCompiler class that can be called
> from other programs (in that scenario, driver.cs would become just a thin
> parameter-gatherer client of this class). Then I pulled in a interface
> IReportError to be possible to collect errors for the benefit of the
> background compiling on the editor. Then I implemented receiving the source
> code as a string, for already-in-memory situations (the code editor, again).
> It's not stable but...
> ... there's another possibility: System.CodeDom.Compiler. The classes in
> this namespace aren't in the ECMA list, but they are needed for ASP.NET
> on-the-fly compilation of pages, and, I guess, for background compilation on
> the code editor that tags syntax errors as you type.
> What do you all think? Which path should we follow, our own tree of classes
> or CodeDom's ?
> Rafael Teixeira
> Brazilian Developer
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